Arrest follows report of possible OWI

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — Police arrested a Spencer County man Saturday night after receiving a report of a possibly impaired driver in Huntingburg.

The Huntingburg Police Department was told to be on the lookout for a Honda SUV in the 200 block of North Chestnut Street with occupants believed to possibly be impaired.

Police observed the vehicle northbound on Chestnut Street and stopped it after noting it was drifting in its lane of travel and did not have an operable license plate light.

Officers who conducted the traffic stop in the Fourth Street downtown area said the driver, Sean P. Muldoon, 32, 7111 Selvin Road, Dale, showed signs of intoxication. He was taken to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center but refused certified testing, even after police obtained a search warrant for samples, according to authorities.

Muldoon was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:10 a.m. Sunday on a preliminary Level 6 felony count of operating while intoxicated. The preliminary impaired driving charge was elevated to a felony because of a prior conviction for the offense within the last five years, according to authorities.

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