Defective light leads to arrest

From Local Sources

BIRDSEYE — Police accused a man of impaired driving after a Saturday afternoon traffic stop in Birdseye.

A Dubois County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a 2000 Chevrolet truck driven by Lee J. Mullen, 55, 5846 S. Kyana Road, Birdseye, at 2:14 p.m. at Third Street and State Road 145 because Mullen allegedly failed to signal a turn.

Police say an investigation determined the truck had an inoperable taillight and turn signal.

A deputy who noted signs of impairment and an open container of beer in the truck said Mullen’s blood alcohol content tested .206% at the Jasper Police Station.

Authorities booked Mullen into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:54 p.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated. Mullen posted bond early Sunday morning.

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