Driver arrested after crash in Gibson County

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GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — An Oakland City man is facing multiple charges after a crash Wednesday afternoon in Gibson County.

Indiana State Police responded to a crash on SR 57 north of SR 64 in Oakland City. Troopers say Maklaine Conner, 23, of Petersburg was traveling northbound on SR 57 when she observed a detatched trailer traveling south. The trailer crossed the center line, crashing into Conner’s vehicle. The collision caused the vehicle to go airborne and roll onto a guardrail. Conner was checked by EMS but refused medical attention at the scene.

The driver of the truck that the trailer had detached from was identified as Jarrod Bruce, 47, of Oakland City. Troopers say was traveling in his Toyota when his trailer detached from his truck. It was determined the trailer’s safety chains were not being used.

Troopers noticed Bruce was displaying signs of impairment at the scene and he failed field sobriety tests. Troopers found a clear glass smoking device and two baggies containing methamphetamine. Bruce was taken to a hospital, where it was revealed he was under the influence of meth.

Bruce was arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held on bond. He faces charges of possession of meth, operating a vehicle while intoxicated-endangerment and possession of paraphernalaia.

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