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CPD: Reckless driver arrested for DUI, vehicle theft

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police were dispatched to a reckless driver on Highway 55 South coming into Columbia Saturday afternoon. The vehicle was a said to have nearly struck oncoming motorists as it proceeded into town.

Officers made visual with the truck and trailer and initiated a stop at Dollar General Store on Jamestown Street before the truck could fully enter the city limits.

Upon making contact with operator it was determined subject was under the influence and he was taken into custody. K9 Unit Matt was also utilized for vehicle search. After running vehicle and trailer information both were shown to be reported stolen with the truck stolen from Bullit County and the trailer stolen in Tennessee.

Jasmin Vricic, 36, of Louisville is facing multiple traffic, and drug charges including DUI. He is also facing felony charges of wanton endangerment 1st degree, receiving stolen property over $10,000 and receiving stolen property under $10,000 for possessing truck and trailer.

Officer Evan Burton was the arresting Officer. He was assisted on scene by Officer Drew Conn.

This story was posted on 2021-02-28 09:29:22
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