Vincennes man arrested for driving Power Wheels Jeep while on drugs
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man from Vincennes is accused of taking a Power Wheels Jeep for a moonlight drive after using drugs.
An Indiana State Police Trooper noticed the man and his pint-sized ride around 9 p.m. Wednesday while patrolling the 2500 block of North Second Street. That’s about 1 mile east of Vincennes University near the Indiana-Illinois border.
State police say the Jeep — which is designed for children ages 3 to 7 and has a top speed of 5 mph — had no headlights or reflectors and was hard to see.
The kid-sized ride eventually stopped on 2nd Street and the trooper identified the driver as 51-year-old John McKee. Police did not say if McKee exceeded the Jeep’s 130-pound weight limit.
McKee appeared to be under the influence and he failed field sobriety tests. He was transported to a Vincennes hospital, where he was found to have methamphetamine and marijuana in his system, state police say.
McKee was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction.
Police did not provide a description of the Power Wheels Jeep or say how McKee ended up behind the teeny tiny wheel.