According to officials, at approximately 1:40 a.m., Saturday, deputies were informed of a possible intoxicated person at the Petrol Fuel station.
In a press release provided to The Brazil Times, deputies said employees of the station stated a white male stumbled into the business, located at State Road 42 and State Road 59 and was allegedly seen bumping into several walls and displays while inside.
Employees working in the facility stated the male appeared to be "extremely intoxicated" and were concerned he should not be driving.
They also said he was driving a white van and gave deputies the suspect vehicle license plate number.
By the time deputies received the information, the vehicle was reportedly leaving the fuel pump area of the station and was last seen traveling south on SR 59 by the man seen in the store.
Upon arrival to the area, deputies located a white van matching the description and plate number of the suspect vehicle in a ditch facing south off the west side of SR 59 just south of County Road 300 North.
Deputies said they noticed a while male allegedly stumbling from the vehicle.
While deputies spoke with the driver, they stated they noticed a "strong smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from him."
The male was later identified as Darryl W. Moore, 33, Linton.
According to officials, Moore was "very unsteady on his feet and was stopped by deputies from stumbling into traffic multiple times."
Deputies transported Moore to the Clay County Justice Center for a certified breath test.
While completing a vehicle inventory of the van, deputies allegedly discovered a clear unmarked bottle of pills.
The pills were later identified as Alparazam, and Diazepan, both of which are schedule four controlled substances.
Moore allegedly submitted to the breath test at the justice center and his alcohol level discovered to be nearly twice the legal limit.
Later Saturday morning, it was reported by the Howard County Sheriff's Office, Kokomo, that the white van Moore was driving had been reported stolen.
Moore is facing preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Theft and Possession of Stolen Property.
As of Monday morning, Moore was still incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center on a $7,000 bond, no 10 percent allowed.