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Quincy man arrested on multiple charges after driving backhoe on city's north side

Posted: Nov. 26, 2012 8:08 am Updated: Dec. 10, 2012 8:15 am

A backhoe driver was arrested on multiple charges at 2:10 a.m. Sunday when he was spotted driving on North Fourth Street.

William Patrick Minor, 49, of 1300 State, was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine, resisting obstructing a peace officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, no valid driver's license, failure to signal and failure to have a slow moving vehicle emblem. He was lodged in the Adams County Jail.

Police spotted the northbound 2000 Case backhoe and made a traffic stop at Ninth and College. It was discovered that Minor did not have a valid driver's license, and he resisted when officers attempted to arrest him.

Once in custody, police said Minor was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. A search was made of the backhoe, and police said officers found items used to manufacture meth.

 

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