Jasper Man Facing Several Felony Charges

Alex J. Wagner

Alex J. Wagner

JASPER (NNDC) – A Jasper man was arrested early Thursday morning after police got a tip of from a concerned citizen about a stationary vehicle in the intersection of U. S. 231 and 12th Avenue.

JPD says they found an SUV facing east in the westbound lane of of 12th Avenue in the intersection. They also say they found the driver of the vehicle, 22-year old Alex Wagner, unresponsive and slumped over the steering wheel.

EMT was called to the scene. Wagner was taken to Memorial Hospital for a blood draw which police say resulted in a .17% blood alcohol content.

Police say they also found marijuana and paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Wagner is charged with Operating While Intoxicated, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana. The OWI and paraphernalia possession charges have been elevated to felonies because police learned that Wagner has two previous convictions on those charges. He also has a previous conviction for marijuana possession.

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