Dance on hood of SUV leads to drug arrest in Jennings Co.

Craig Coons. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

A North Vernon man is facing charges after dancing on the hood of a vehicle in the middle of the road, while under the influence according to Jennings County deputies.

A deputy noticed the stopped SUV in the middle of the road, with 25-year-old Craig Coons dancing on the hood and waving a pine tree branch at the intersection of County Road 150S and 250E at about 5:15 last Thursday.

Coons appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and deputies noticed a syringe and other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. He was taken to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital to be checked out before being taken to the jail. He is facing preliminary charges of possession of a syringe, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia as well as public intoxication.