Car hits gate southwest of Jasper

From Local Sources

JASPER — A motorist who failed to notice high-water signs Thursday drove his car into closed flood gates.

Jamey L. Rohlman, 45, Jasper, was southbound on Old Huntingburg Road in a 2001 Mercedes Benz C320 when the 11:50 a.m. mishap occurred south of County Road 250S, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy said Rohlman had failed to notice a high-water sign leaving Jasper. Then, the deputy added, Rohlman’s attention was diverted when his car struck and damaged the closed gates across the road.

Damage was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.

The sheriff’s office said the Dubois County Highway Department made repairs to the gates.

All low-lying county roads have now reopened.

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