Accused leaving-the-scene driver arrested for OWI

From Local Sources

JASPER — A motorist stands accused of leaving the scene of an accident and driving while impaired Thursday morning in Jasper.

The Jasper Police Department was contacted about a leaving-the-scene accident at 36th and Newton streets at 10 a.m. Witnesses said they saw an orange Pontiac Sunfire with severe damage to its front end leaving the scene after striking a tan SUV.

Police next received an anonymous tip that a smoking vehicle was in a lot near 30th and Newton streets with a female driver still inside.

Officers made contact with Brooke A. Mundy, 25, French Lick, who was driving an orange 2006 Pontiac Sunfire.

Police allege Mundy appeared under the influence of narcotics and failed field sobriety testing. She submitted to a chemical test that returned a presumptive positive for narcotics, according to police.

Authorities booked Mundy into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:08 p.m. on preliminary misdemeanor counts of operating while intoxicated (drugs) and leaving the scene of an accident. She was also cited for driving while suspended. She posted bond this morning.

Police reminded the public that drivers can still be considered to be operating while impaired even if they are under the influence of prescribed medication obtained from a licensed professional and have taken the prescribed amount.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.

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