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Just before 2:30 a.m. Thursday – a Darke County Deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of State Route 49 and Meadow Ln, in Arcanum after observing “a lanes of travel” violation. During the course of the deputy’s investigation, criminal indicators were observed and a K9 was deployed for a free air sniff of the vehicle. The free air sniff resulted in a positive alert – and a probable cause search was conducted. There was a Smith & Wesson handgun recovered along with drug paraphernalia. The driver was showing signs of impairment and after a series of standard field sobriety test, he was taken into custody for operating a vehicle while impaired. Prior to the driver being transported to the Darke County Sheriff’s Jail, suspected cocaine was found on his person. The driver has been identified as 60-year-old Michael Bruckner of Dayton. The passenger was identified as 37-year-old Alisha Keith of Greenville. Michael was arrested on the the following charges:

Operating a vehicle while under the influence. (M1)

Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle. (F5)

Possession of Controlled Substance (Cocaine) (F5)

 Alisha was released from the scene with no charges at this time. This case remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.