Early Morning Traffic Stop Results In The Arrest Of Jasper Man

Tell City (Local Sources) – An early morning traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a Jasper man on OWI charges.

At 2:43 A.M. Thursday morning, Trooper Charlie Johnson was patrolling Main Street in Tell City when he observed a southbound car 52 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone.

Trooper Johnson also observed the vehicle travel across the center line numerous times. Upon conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle on Main Street near Mozart Street, Trooper Johnson learned that the driver, 23-year old John Kempf of Jasper had just used methamphetamine.

Later tests indicated that Kempf had presumptively tested positive for methamphetamine and THC. At the time of the traffic stop, Kempf had two children in the vehicle, a four and a five year old.

The children were released to family members while Kempf was transported to and lodged in the Perry County Jail.   Kempf is charged with Operating While Intoxicated with passengers less than 18 years of age (a Level 6 felony).

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