North Vernon man arrested after traffic stop on US 50

Reports of an extremely slow driver on Highway 50 in Jennings County ended with the arrest of a North Vernon man.

Just before 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, North Vernon Police found the vehicle on the west side of town and stopped it. They say the driver, 27-year-old Christopher M. Ryan, was in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The investigation continued and field sobriety testing led officers to believe Ryan was driving under the influence.

Ryan was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating while under the Influence (controlled substance), OVWI with Endangerment, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.