Rensselaer Police arrested a woman on Tuesday, June 27 after her erratic driving led to the apparent discovery of methamphetamine in her vehicle. This is according to a report from the RPD.
On that day, the department received a call of a possible intoxicated driver. The caller advised that the vehicle was in the downtown area and was, as stated in the police report, “all over the road.” An officer then located the vehicle while it was stopped in front of a residence in the 600 block of East Vine Street and spoke with the driver.
Nina Ruuska, 20, of Rensselaer was seated in the driver’s seat at the time and was informed that she’d been reported as driving erratically. Following this, she was asked to submit to field sobriety testing which showed she had not consumed any alcohol.
Ruuska allegedly consented to a search of her car. Inside the car, officers apparently located items of paraphernalia which are commonly used to smoke Methamphetamine. A baggie of suspected Methamphetamine was also reportedly located on the ground where Ruuska was standing after she exited the vehicle.
Ruuska was then arrested and taken to the Jasper County Detention Center on charges of possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor and possession of Methamphetamine, a level 6 felony.