Deputies arrest two after report of impaired driver

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two people after responding to a report of a possibly impaired driver early this morning.

Deputy Teancum Clark located the vehicle at 2 a.m. today at 11940 N. U.S. 31 in Edinburgh and determined it had been reported stolen from Fort Wayne, deputies said.

The driver, Cody Slaughter, 25, Michigan City, was driving with a suspended license and was also believed to be operating the vehicle while intoxicated, deputies said.

Slaughter and his passenger, Christopher Jackey, 35, Salem, were arrested and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, deputies said.

Cody Slaughter
Cody Slaughter
Christopher Jackey
Christopher Jackey

Slaughter was arrested on preliminary charges of theft and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, deputies said. Jackey was arrested on a preliminary charge of theft.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.