Columbus teen arrested 2x on impaired-driving charges

Zoe A. Conrad. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

A Columbus teen was arrested twice within 20 hours on charges of driving while impaired.

A Bartholomew County deputy noticed a vehicle violating several traffic laws in the 500 block of Central Avenue at about 8:13 p.m. Thursday evening. After pulling the vehicle over, the deputy noticed marijuana in plain view inside the vehicle.

The driver, 19-year-old Zoe A. Conrad, appeared to be under the influence and was arrested. A search also revealed a controlled substance in the vehicle.

Conrad is facing preliminary charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence, along with possession of the drugs.

The arrest came less than a day after deputies arrested Conrad on a previous charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, authorities say.

Sheriff Matt Myers said he hopes the young woman gets the help she needs before she gets behind the wheel again.