For The Record: 8/27

Accidents

JASPER — Police said alcohol was a factor in a single-vehicle crash early this morning that seriously injured the driver and a passenger.

John K. Goller, 23, of 550 Kirkwood Drive, was northbound on Newton Street in a 1998 Ford Taurus when the 2:11 a.m. accident occurred just north of Matthew Avenue, according to the Jasper Police Department.

Police said Goller lost control of the car because he was traveling at a high rate of speed. The Ford left the roadway and overturned.

Goller and a passenger, 29-year-old James C. Abel of Bloomington, were airlifted to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville for treatment of serious bodily injuries, police said. A hospital spokeswoman said Goller was in critical condition today, while Abel was listed in serious condition.
Police who indicated Goller’s blood alcohol content tested .15 percent said he would be charged with Class D felony drunken driving involving serious bodily injury.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Jasper Volunteer Fire Department, LifeFlight helicopter ambulance service and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.


JASPER — One motorist was ticketed after a car and a minivan collided this morning at State Road 56 and County Road 350W.

Janice J. Gudorf, 40, of 1135 N. Sugar Cane Court, was northbound on the county road in a 2009 Honda Odyssey minivan at the time of the 7:47 a.m. mishap, according to Jasper police.

After a car in front of her entered the intersection, police said, Gudorf pulled forward and turned her vehicle slightly toward the east, which was the direction she intended to head. Officers said the left rear of her minivan was struck by the right front of a 2007 Pontiac G6 driven by 17-year-old Kyle J. Foerster, of 985 N. Evergreen Drive.

Foerster told police he had seen Gudorf start to turn and thought she was proceeding. He said he had been looking the other direction for oncoming traffic just prior to the collision.

Damage was estimated at $2,000 to each of the vehicles.

Police cited Foerster for following too closely.


Crime stoppers

HUNTINGBURG — County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a second vehicle said to have played a role in a Monday evening accident on Ferdinand Road Northwest about a half-mile east of County Road 200W.

Andres F. Moscoso, 53, of 113 S. Main St., was eastbound on Ferdinand Road Northwest in a 1985 Toyota minivan at the time of the 6:20 p.m. accident, according to a deputy. Moscoso said he was coming around a curve when he encountered a white pickup truck being driven left of center. In an attempt to avoid the vehicle, Moscoso drove off the south side of the roadway.

Police said the van went into a ditch, overturned and stopped on its wheels. The crash totaled the Toyota. Moscoso was not injured.

Anyone with information on the white pickup truck, which was possibly a Toyota or a Nissan, is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 482-3522.

The Huntingburg Police Department and a Kars wrecker assisted.

Arrest

HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department arrested 30-year-old Lance Camplin at 11:20 p.m. Monday and charged him with a Class D felony count of obstructing justice and misdemeanor counts of driving while suspended with prior convictions and drunken driving (test refusal).

Camplin was arrested after an officer observed him parking a 2008 Jeep in the lot at Huck’s Food & Fuel, 601 N. Main St.

While Camplin was attempting to pay for some items, police who learned Camplin’s license was suspended smelled the odor of alcoholic beverages coming from him.

Police said field sobriety tests found Camplin to be impaired but he declined a chemical test and a blood draw after police had obtained a search warrant for the latter.

Authorities booked Camplin into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:19 a.m. today.




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