Erratic driving leads to arrest in Hannibal

James J. Ryan
Posted: Jan. 14, 2013 11:35 am Updated: Jan. 28, 2013 12:15 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Erratic driving caught the attention of the Hannibal police at 12:44 a.m. Saturday and eventually led to the arrest of a Hannibal man on multiple charges.

Police reports said an attempt was made to stop the car, but the driver drove off with the occupant throwing items out of the vehicle. The vehicle was eventually stopped without further incident and the driver was searched and a substance believed to be methamphetamine was found.

Police arrested James J. Ryan, 39, of Hannibal, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, manufacturing of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Marion County Jail pending the issuance of warrants, according to the Hannibal Police Department.