A 24 year old man from Lafayette, Indiana was arrested on Friday, Feb. 9, after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car next to a gas pump at a Wolf Lake gas station.
An Indiana State Police trooper responded to a report of person passed out in a running vehicle at the Marathon gas station located at US 33 and Tippecanoe Street in Wolf Lake. When he arrived, the trooper saw the man seat belted, unconscious, and breathing inside of a locked 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, the state police reported.
Within moments, two Noble County Sheriff deputies arrived, and all three tried to get the man, later identified as Eshon Lee Anthony Curry-Grogg to wake up.
After waking then passing back out numerous times, Curry-Grogg finally woke long enough to roll down his driver’s window.
Curry-Grogg was assisted in exiting his vehicle before becoming combative with officers, state police reported.
He was subdued and taken into custody.
A subsequent search of the vehicle allegedly turned up a substance believed to be methamphetamine, state police reported.
Curry-Grogg was transported to Parkview Noble Hospital for a blood draw and medical evaluation for incarceration. He was then taken to and incarcerated in the Noble County Jail on the following preliminary charges:
- Operating While Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction
- Operating While Intoxicated Under a Controlled Substance
- Possession of Methamphetamine (increased to a Level 5 Felony due to proximity to Wolf Lake Elementary School)
- Resisting Law Enforcement