Birdseye man accused of impaired drivingMarch 20, 2019
From Local Sources
IRELAND — Police accused a Birdseye man of impaired driving after encountering him Tuesday evening just east of Ireland.
A Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputy reported that Steven M. Bell, 46, 911 S. State Road 145, Birdseye, was headed westbound on State Road 56 in a Isuzu Rodeo that was traveling at an extremely slow speed at 6:19 p.m. near County Road 450W.
The deputy made contact with Bell, who indicated the Isuzu was out of gas. The driver also indicated he wanted to push the vehicle to an Ireland gas station that was a half mile away.
While telling Bell he could not do that on a busy highway, the deputy reported detecting the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and noticing signs of impairment.
Police say Bell failed field sobriety testing but refused to take a certified chemical test to establish his blood alcohol content.
Authorities booked Bell into the Dubois County Security Center at 7:06 p.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated (test refusal).
A Uebelhor & Sons wrecker assisted.
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