Sheriff: Alton man found wandering drunk with drugs after wreck

Sheriff: Alton man found wandering drunk with drugs after wreck

John Dixon of Alton, Illinois was charged with Driving Under the Influence, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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by KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Updated Monday, May 6 at 10:53 AM

Edwardsville, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A man is accused of being drunk and carrying drugs after he crashed his truck near Edwardsville on Monday.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department says they received a call for a traffic crash on New Poag Road near Old Poag Road near Edwardsville on Friday evening just before 6 p.m.

Deputies arrived to find a pick-up truck that had driven off the road and about 30 feet into a muddy field.

Nearby authorities say they found John Dixon, 41, of Alton, Illinois walking and showing signs of being under the influence of alcohol.

Investigators say Dixon failed a field sobriety test and found to be carrying less than 2.5 grams of cannabis in a plastic bag.

Dixon has been charged with driving under the influence, unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dixon’s bond was set at $300.

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