Criminal charges filed:
lKelly Jo Cooksey, 51, Tipton, Indiana.
Charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors; driving on roadways laned for traffic, driving vehicle at unsafe speeds, careless driving, and reckless driving, all summary offenses, at 6:27 p.m. on June 28 in Beaver Township.
At approximately 6:09 p.m. Tpr. Matthew L. Lingle was dispatched to a call reporting an erratic driver traveling eastbound on Interstate 80. At approximately 6:27 p.m. the defendant crashed at the 54.8 mile marker in the eastbound lane.
Upon arrival, Lingle observed a black pickup truck bearing Indiana registration facing east on the shoulder of the roadway. The defendant was sitting in the passenger side seat of the vehicle. The defendant failed to negotiate the turn in the roadway, causing the vehicle to hit a guardrail.
Lingle interviewed Cooksey on scene. Cooksey was visibly sluggish and had difficulty presenting identification and registration cards. Cooksey allegedly related she takes several different medications and was suggested to keep from driving while taking some of them.
Lingle asked Cooksey to submit to field sobriety tests, to which she complied. Cooksey displayed several signs indicative to impairment during the tests. Cooksey was placed in custody for driving under the influence and transported to the Clarion Hospital emergency room for a blood draw at approximately 7:12 p.m.
On July 21, blood results were received which indicated Cooksey's blood contained several different prescription drugs.
lEldar Iskandaro Sadykov, 28, Russia.
Charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana, use of drug paraphernalia, and driving under the influence of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors; operation of a vehicle without an official certificate of inspection, exceeding the maximum weight gross weight of a vehicle, driving an unregistered vehicle, disobeying the instructions of an official traffic-control device, restrictions on alcoholic beverages, exceeding the legal width of a vehicle, and unlawful activities, all summary offenses, at 5:58 a.m. on July 23 in Beaver Township.
On July 23 at 5:58 a.m. Tpr. Kyle F. Freeman was working at the eastbound weight station on Interstate 80 in Beaver Township. Freeman observed a truck tractor drive past without coming into the weight station. Freeman proceeded to chase after the vehicle and performed a traffic stop on it near mile marker 58 eastbound.
Freeman approached the passenger's side and briefly spoke to its operator. Freeman collected the defendant's driver's license and instructed him to loop around and come back into the eastbound weight station. Upon speaking with the defendant, Freeman could smell a strong odor of cologne. Freeman then proceeded back to the weight station to wait for the defendant's arrival.
After a few minutes, the defendant came into the weight station and was instructed to pull around back and prepare for an inspection. The defendant met Freeman outside his truck with his driver's license, which identified him as Eldar Iskandaro Sadykov.
Freeman was conducting his inspection when he opened the truck's driver's side door to retrieve the gross vehicle weight of the truck. Freeman began to smell an odor of marijuana coming from inside. Freeman then asked Sadykov to retrieve the items.
Sadykov entered the truck and showed Freeman a grinder, which he allegedly explained was all he had. Freeman then explained back to Sadykov no one has just a grinder and he could see the rest of Sadykov's stuff inside the truck.
Sadykov then showed Freeman a plastic bottle with a small amount of marijuana and cigar papers, along with the grinder. The items were secured in Freeman's patrol vehicle and Freeman finished his inspection of the vehicle. Upon completion of the inspection, Sadykov was given field sobriety tests.
Sadykov showed signs of intoxication during the tests. He was transported to the Clarion Hospital emergency room where he was read his chemical testing warnings. Sadykov refused the test. Sadykov was then transported to PSP Clarion station where he was given a drug evaluation by Corporal Marc S. Hunsberger.
A certified state registration was received on July 23, showing the registration had expired in May. During the course of the vehicle's inspection, it was discovered the vehicle was nine feet and nine inches wide, had a gross weight of 98,400 pounds and had no state inspection on the truck. The truck also had no federal inspection on the trailer and was not marked in accordance with regulations by having different DOT's on each side of the truck. Filed by Freeman.
The following cases involve summary offenses punishable by up to a $300 fine and 90 days in jail upon conviction.
lBrandon Kyle Priester, 18, Knox. Charged with criminal mischief (flipped six picnic tables, damaging five of them) at 1:15 a.m. on July 30 in Beaver Township. Filed by Tpr. Evan J. Cyphert.
lJoseph Clarence Byers, 57, Knox. Charged with two counts of harassment (struck two victims in the face) at 12 p.m. on June 12 in Ashland Township. Filed by Tpr. Jesse M. Kochara.