Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department deputies made two arrests during the Labor Day weekend of drivers believed to be impaired, one involving a Seymour man and the other a man from Columbus.
About 3:55 a.m. Saturday, Deputy Leah Burton conducted a traffic stop at the 61.5 mile marker of I-65, according to a sheriff’s department news release.
When Deputy Burton made contact with the driver, identified as Alberto Chavira, 30, 309 Holiday Square, Seymour, she said she smelled alcohol and found that Chavira had never received a valid operator’s license.
In addition, Burton found a small plastic bag on Chavira that contained a white, crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, she said.
Chavira was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, operating a vehicle without obtaining a driver’s license and possession of methamphetamine.
He was being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $57,500 bond.
About 2:17 a.m. Sunday, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Teancum Clark observed a vehicle swerving in its lane and crossing back and forth over the center line and fog line, according to a sheriff’s department news release.
The driver, identified as Juan Martinez, 18, 3302 Country Brook South, Columbus, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and driving while suspended.
He was being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond.