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Linton Police Department

Thursday, December 20, 2012


The Linton Police Department's activity log for Wednesday included two custody disputes/exchanges, two accidents with property damage, two alarms, one animal complaint, one assist to another agency, one harassment complaint, one possibly intoxicated driver, one theft, one fingerprint for a gun permit and four traffic stops.

* Dec. 18 -- LPD Officer Thomas Jerrels was on patrol at approximately 7:45 p.m. when he reported he witnessed a red Toyota pickup truck travel west on NE H St. just west of NE 4th St.

In a police report, Jerrels states the driver stopped the pickup truck and began traveling east in the westbound lane, in reverse, in a rapid manner.

Then the driver put the vehicle in "drive" as it was still rolling east in reverse, and accelerated rapidly causing the back tires to spin producing smoke.

The driver, Scott Smith, 31, Dugger, was arrested and booked into jail on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Jerrels was assisted by LPD Officer Chad Crynes and Indiana State Police Trooper Klun.