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    Donald Ray Vaugh, Jr.

    Police arrested the driver of a semi truck on Sunday after they said he veered out of his lane and hit a car, causing minor injuries and disabling the car. The accident occurred at roughly 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 10 at the intersection of Center and Main.

    According to police, the driver, Donald Ray Vaughn Jr, tested positive for meth, MDMA and morphine after the accident. Police reported that they also found drug paraphernalia, meth and capsules of either MDMA or heroin inside the truck.

    Police said that when they made contact with Vaughn, he “could not sit still and kept scratching his head and arms.” They also said “his pupils were very small.”

    A co-driver was in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Police did not detain the co-driver, who permitted police to search the vehicle and did not claim possession of any of the found paraphernalia.

    Vaughn was arrested on five drug-related counts, including charges for possession of meth, heroine, and paraphernalia. He was also charged with a DUI and being under the influence of drugs while operating a commercial vehicle.

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