Peru, IN – A traffic stop on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, resulted in the arrest of Roy Monroe, 70 of Peru on a charge of Operating a Vehicle while Habitual Traffic Violator, a level six felony.
Mr. Monroe was observed by PPD Officer Derek Rushforth operating a gold 2003 Chevy Astro Van from Park Avenue on West Main Street. As Officer Rushforth followed the vehicle, the driver attempted to activate the turn signal multiple times, despite not initiating a turn. This suspicious activity caused Officer Rushforth to run a vehicle registration inquiry. Officer Rushforth then learned that the vehicle was registered to Mr. Monroe who had a license status of Habitual Traffic Violator.
Officer Rushforth initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle as it turned into the parking lot of Kroger on W. Main Street.
Roy Monroe, 70 of Peru was found to be driving the vehicle and was taken into custody on a charge of Operating a Vehicle While Habitual Traffic Violator. He was then transported to the Miami County Jail.
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