HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – Indiana State Police have arrested a Louisville man in Spencer County after they say a driver was clocked at almost 100 MPH, with a firearm and operating while under the influence.

ISP states at approximately 11:20 p.m. Monday night, troopers stopped a gray Jeep for speeding at 97 MPH in a 70 MPH zone. The driver was identified as David Yates, 39.

Authorities state Yates failed sobriety tests and showed signs of impairment and became uncooperative and refused a chemical test.

According to ISP, troopers located a 9mm handgun, suspected paraphernalia and open alcoholic beverage containers after a search.

Yates was transported to the Spencer County Jail where he is being held on bond and charged with the following:

  • Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon – Level 4 Felony
  • Obstruction – Level 6 Felony
  • OWI – Class A Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Marijuana – Class B Misdemaenor
  • Possession of Paraphernalia – Class C Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving – Class C Misdemeanor