Reckless driving leads to drug arrest

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By Jennifer Caldwell

Running a stop sign led to bigger charges for a LaFollette man last Friday.

LaFollette Police Officer William Owens was called to East Walden Street to investigate a possible drunk driver when he observed a vehicle driven by Kyle R. Shively, 20, of 502 East Walden Street run a stop sign at a high rate of speed.

According to Owens’ report Shively continued across Central Avenue into Armstrong Alley allegedly driving recklessly nearly hitting a fence and Owens’ patrol car before coming to a stop.

A check of Shively’s driver’s license revealed he had only an expired learner’s permit issued through the state of Indiana.  

While doing an inventory of the car Owens also found 22 white, scored pills believed to be a controlled substance in the glove compartment, the arrest report said.

Shively was arrested and charged with reckless driving, violation of a traffic control device and possession of a controlled substance.  He was released and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 11.