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Ironton man arrested after erratic driving

Had drugs, nearly hit children near elementary school

Teejay Seagraves

Teejay Seagraves

An Ironton man was arrested by the Ironton Police Department Wednesday after driving erratically around N. Second St. near Ironton Elementary School.

Ironton Police Detective Joe Ross said Ironton officer Sgt. Adam Koch received complaints about a van in the area around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

“The van was driving erratically and almost hit some kids,” Ross said. “Officer Koch found the van and the subject took off running. He was chased by police and later arrested.”

Teejay Seagraves, 29, of Ironton, was the subject driving the van and was also allegedly found with five and a half grams of methamphetamine when he was arrested.

Ross said Seagraves, who appeared in Ironton Municipal Court Thursday morning, is charged with second-degree trafficking in methamphetamine, third-degree possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest. Currently, Seagraves is being held at the Lawrence County Jail.

“We’d like to thank the community for their phone calls,” Ross said.