(Aurora, Ind.) – Following an intoxicated driving stop last week, police learned that a Versailles man may have been planning to cheat on a drug test.
Aurora Police stopped a pickup truck driven by John B. Simmons, 32, on U.S. 50 westbound near State Road 350 on Monday, February 18. Simmons’ truck was allegedly seen going left of center.
During the stop, an officer observed Simmons allegedly acting lethargic with slow speech. He told officers he had taken Suboxone, police stated in a court affidavit. A blood draw was later taken at Dearborn County Hospital with the results pending.
Simmons gave officers consent to search his truck. Inside, officers discovered two plastic bottles of urine with hand warmers rubber banded to them lying on the passenger side floor board.
Simmons was arrested and charged with OVI Endangering a Person (Class A misdemeanor) and Possession of Device or Substance Used to Interfere with Drug Screening (Class B misdemeanor).
On February 20, Dearborn Superior Court I Judge Jonathan Cleary recommended the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles immediately suspend Simmons’ driving license.