Vincennes Man Arrested for Operating Power Wheels Jeep while Impaired

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Sgt. Todd Ringle
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August 24, 2023


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Vincennes Man Arrested for Operating Power Wheels Jeep while Impaired

Knox County – Wednesday night, August 23, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Trooper Buchanan was patrolling in the 2500 block of North 2nd Street in Vincennes when he observed a male operating a Power Wheels Jeep in the roadway. Trooper Buchanan stated the vehicle had no lights or reflectors and was difficult to see. The Power Wheels Jeep was stopped on 2nd Street and the driver was identified as John McKee, 51, of Vincennes.  McKee displayed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. Further investigation at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes determined McKee was under the influence of methamphetamine and marijuana. He was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail.

Arrested and Charge:

  • John McKee, 51, Vincennes, IN
  1. Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction, Level 6 Felony

Arresting Officer: Trooper Buchanan, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officer: Trooper Hurley, Indiana State Police



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