New Carlisle man indicted after allegedly driving while high on meth, marijuana

Nicholas Hyslop. Contributed
Nicholas Hyslop. Contributed

A New Carlisle has been indicted after allegedly admitting to officers he was driving while under the influence of drugs.

Nicholas Hyslop, 30 was indicted in Clark County Common Pleas Court on charges of carrying concealed weapon, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, having weapons under disability, obstructing official business and illegal use of supplemental nutrition or WIC program benefits.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Hyslop was pulled over on Aug. 27 near the Dollar General at 1215 S. Dayton Lakeview after officers discovered the tag on the car was for a different vehicle.

“When speaking with Mr. Hyslop I observed that he had very constricted pupils, red watery eyes and multiple open sores visible,” the affidavit said. “I also observed that Mr. Hyslop was extremely talkative, jittery and had what appeared to be involuntary muscle movements. I know from my training and experience that these are common signs of meth usage.”

Hyslop allegedly exited the vehicle, which is when officers noticed “two bags on the driver’s side floorboard one with marijuana and one that had what appeared to be a crystal substance inside,” according to the affidavit.

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Officers also located “multiple credit cards, ID cards and Ohio Direction cards,” along with a “water bond meth pipe sitting on the driver’s seat of the truck," the affidavit said.

Hyslop admitted to officers he had used both marijuana and meth earlier that day, the affidavit said, and he agreed to a sobriety test, which he failed. He was then placed under arrest.

A tow truck was then dispatched to tow Hyslop’s vehicle, the affidavit said. While towing the car, the auto shop noted that two loaded guns had been located.

While being interviewed by police about the weapons, Hyslop took off “running out the front gate of the tow yard,” the affidavit said.

“I advised dispatch and attempted to located Mr. Hyslop on foot and in my patrol vehicle but was not able to. Deputies then responded to the area to make a perimeter. I also requested K9 to the area along with Air Support from SP,” the affidavit said.

Officers searched for over two hours for Hyslop but were unable to find him.

Hyslop was indicted last week. A warrant was issued for his arrest. He was arrested on Saturday, according to online court records. As of Monday afternoon, he was listed as an inmate in the Clark County Jail.

Hyslop will likely be indicted this week on additional escape charges, according to online court records.

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