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.