Arrest follows driving offense no-show

From Local Sources

HOLLAND — A man who allegedly failed to appear for a court date regarding a misdemeanor driving offense was booked Saturday into the Dubois County Security Center on a warrant issued after the no-show.

Andrew R. Cantner, 33, 3828 N. Portersville Road, Jasper, was charged with misdemeanor driving while suspended after a June 18 traffic stop by Indiana State Police on I-64 just west of the Holland exit. A trooper reported Cantner was driving an eastbound 2007 Chrysler with temporary tags at 25 to 35 mph with its hazard lights activated.

Cantner allegedly told a trooper he was trying to get off the interstate and up the Holland exit because he had a flat and could not remove one of the lug nuts. The trooper reported it was obvious the car had two tires that were defective and unsafe.

When the car got to the exit, the trooper continued eastbound on the interstate but was soon informed a records check indicated Cantner’s license was suspended with a previous conviction for driving while suspended.

The trooper returned and found Cantner had left the exit area. He found the Cantner Chrysler northbound on State Road 161 at the same slow speed under the same unsafe conditions.

The trooper noted the car’s right rear tire was a small-sized spare that appeared to be wobbling in such a way it could become dislodged at any moment.

Cantner was issued a ticket for driving while suspended (prior) and told that, if he did not show up for court, a warrant could be issued for his arrest.

Court records indicate Cantner failed to appear in Dubois Superior Court for an Aug. 30 appearance and a warrant for his arrest was issued on that date.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department reported Cantner was booked into the security center at 3:12 p.m. Saturday on the failure-to-appear warrant.

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