A driver allegedly made unsafe lane changes in front of a deputy on Interstate 65 early Saturday morning, leading to a traffic stop and an arrest on fraud charges.
After being stopped near the Columbus exit at about 1:35 a.m. Saturday morning, the driver told a Bartholomew County deputy that the car was a rental. A passenger appeared to be under the influence was identified as 20-year-old Chastity Martin of Indianapolis, who was wanted on a Hendricks County warrant, says Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department.
A Columbus Police Department dog alerted to the smell of drugs in the vehicle and a search allegedly revealed drugs and drug-related items as well as printing ink and sheets of fake money. Checkbooks and cash were also located.
Police discovered that the names on the checks did not match the name the driver gave the deputy. Police identified the driver as 35-year-old David Young of Indianapolis, Jackson said. He was arrested on preliminary charges of fraud, possession of a legend drug, identity deception, possession of marijuana, false informing, and possession of paraphernalia.
Martin is facing charges of false informing and possession of drug paraphernalia.