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Man on prescribed meds charged with DWI after he drove off I-45, crashed into light pole, police say



SHENANDOAH, Texas – Authorities in Shenandoah have charged a man with a DWI after he reportedly crashed into a light pole off I-45.

According to Shenandoah police, the man drove off the main lanes of the highway before striking the pole.

When law enforcement officer arrived at the scene, the man showed signs of intoxication, however continued to tell police he had not had anything to drink.

The man later admitted that he had just taken his prescribed medication before he got behind the wheel.

“I don’t drink alcohol,” the man reportedly told police. “How am I being charged with DWI?”

The medication was identified by authorities as a Schedule IV Controlled Substance.

His medication was found at the scene, according to police, along with a loaded syringe with an unknown substance in it.

The driver was immediately arrested and charged.

The driver was immediately arrested and charged.


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Sourabh Verma,From Franklin Tn - Sub-editor in Asian News International(ANI) I am a detailed-driven journalist with 3+ years of experience in news writing and copy-editing, I can file quick, compelling and error-free stories as they break. I have sound knowledge of national and international issues and have covered stories across beats, including politics, parliament, legal and crime like drugs and Human Trafficking at Asian News International (ANI), where I currently work. Some of these include extensive coverage of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, several state Assembly elections, Parliament sessions, COVID-19 pandemic and other stories of national importance. A typical working day involves copy-editing dozens of drafts, managing junior sub-editors in shifts and keeping an eye on developing stories. This added responsibility followed a couple of years of filing stories based on press briefings, bytes and inputs from reporters on the ground.


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