Arrest follows suspicious-vehicle call

From Local Sources


BIRDSEYE — A call late Wednesday night reporting a suspicious vehicle in the Birdseye area resulted in a Vanderburgh County woman’s arrest.

Police called to Birdseye Loop Road at 11:23 p.m. report encountering Mary Lochmann, 36, Evansville, who had been driving a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta.

An Indiana State Police trooper who had been advised about a possible prowler by a resident in the area said Lochmann exhibited signs of impairment, refused field sobriety testing and had a small child with her.

Lochmann was alleged to have pulled away from police and to have attempted to get away before being taken into custody.

Police said a blood draw at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center placed Lochmann’s blood alcohol content at .19%. Dubois County Sheriff’s Office deputies also reported locating marijuana and a smoking device in the vehicle.

Authorities booked Lochmann into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:40 a.m. today on preliminary charges of Level 6 felony operating while intoxicated with a minor passenger and neglect of a dependent and misdemeanor disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

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