Suspect accused of ingesting meth during traffic stop

Christopher J. Taskey. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A Seymour man is being accused of ingesting methamphetamine during a traffic stop with Bartholomew County deputies.

According to reports from the sheriff’s department, deputies received information about a possibly impaired driver on State Road 7 at about 3:22 a.m. Sunday morning. Police found the vehicle and tried to stop it near Marr Road and State street. But while the driver slowed, he eventually came to a stop in a parking lot.

A deputy spoke to the driver, identified as 44-year-old Christopher J. Taskey and noticed what appeared to be methamphetamine that Taskey was carrying. But Taskey then ingested the suspected drugs.

He was taken into custody and then to Columbus Regional Health to be checked out before being arrested on preliminary charges of obstruction of justice and resisting law enforcement.