Call for help ends with citations for driver

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JASPER CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A truck driver’s call for medical help ended with drug-related citations.

Indiana State Police said Johnny Turner, 36, of Huber Heights, Ohio called for medical attention Monday while traveling on Interstate 65 in Jasper county, near the DeMotte exit. Turner told ISP he was having trouble breathing.

Troopers said Turner appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic. Upon further investigation, troopers found a substance that tested positive for cocaine.

Turner was taken to Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer for treatment.

He was cited for operating with a controlled substance, possession of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia. The semi and its load were released to another driver from the company. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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