Man accused of driving while intoxicated and possessing a weapon


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An Oxford, Iowa, man reportedly landed in a steep embankment when his vehicle left the roadway.
Christopher Baker, 43, was accused Jan. 25 with possession of drug paraphernalia, OWI, and carrying weapons.

Baker reportedly showed signs of impairment and admitted to smoking marijuana and taking antidepressants. He told officers that he had a small quantity of marijuana, police complaint said. Police officials reportedly found a “fitting” that was used as a one-hitter pipe and a red cylindrical container that contained a green, leafy substance.

Police also allegedly found a loaded Kimber .45-caliber handgun in the pocket on the back of the passenger-side seat.

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a serious misdemeanor. OWI is a serious misdemeanor, and carrying a loaded weapon is an aggravated misdemeanor.

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