2 jailed after Hillham-area accident

From Local Sources

HILLHAM — Police took a man and a woman into custody Friday after a Hillham-area accident.

Brooke A. Mundy, 25, French Lick, was westbound on State Road 56 in a 2006 Chevrolet Cavalier when the 10:11 a.m. accident occurred near Hillham Road Northwest, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies said Mundy’s car ran off the north side of the highway, struck a ditch, continued west and hit an embankment. The car re-entered the highway and stopped facing west in the westbound lane.

After a witness said it appeared the vehicle occupants were throwing items into a field after the crash, the sheriff’s department reported seeing several pills inside the passenger compartment.

Mundy and her passenger, Charles L. Turner, 27, also of French Lick, were also alleged to have shown signs of impairment. They were transported to the emergency room at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center by ambulance. The sheriff’s department said they were treated for minor injuries and were later released from the hospital.

A blood draw at the hospital allegedly showed benzodiazepine and buprenorphine in her system.

Authorities booked Mundy into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:39 p.m. on preliminary misdemeanor counts of operating while intoxicated (controlled substance) and illegal possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Turner was found to be wanted in Dubois County on a misdemeanor theft warrant. He was taken into custody and lodged at the security center at 5:13 p.m. on the active warrant.

The car was estimated to be a total loss.

The Dubois Volunteer Fire Department, a Department of Natural Resources conservation officer, Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

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