Driver arrested following Mill Street rollover crash

From Local Sources

JASPER — A Jasper man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police say he rolled his truck on Mill Street in Jasper before attempting to elude officers.


According to the Jasper Police Department, officers responded at 1:26 p.m. to the report of a rollover crash on Mill Street near Streicher Construction, 2296 N. Mill St.

After arriving on scene, officers learned that the driver of the 1998 Ford F-150 truck that was involved in the accident had climbed from the vehicle and fled the scene.

Officers eventually caught up with 36-year-old Aaron J. Schwartz, 5527 N. U.S. 231, at the nearby Camelot Inn.

A brief foot pursuit ensued, according to officers, before Schwartz was taken into custody. He was transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for a blood draw that placed his blood alcohol content at .112 percent. Police said the test also detected the presence of marijuana and methamphetamine in Schwartz’s system.

Authoriteis booked Schwartz into the Dubois County Security Center at 6:12 p.m. on preliminary misdemeanor charges of operating while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and resisting law enforcement.

Schwartz received a bruise to his left forearm in the crash, according to officers.

After his arrest, police say Schwartz told them that he had been exiting the north drive of the Camelot Inn when he encountered a vehicle traveling southbound in the northbound lane. In an effort to avoid a collision, Schwartz says he swerved into the opposite lane and in doing so went of the west side of the roadway.

Officers say the F-150 rolled into a fence along Buffalo Trace Golf Course, causing an estimated $3,000 in damage.

The Jasper Police Department was assisted on scene by the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department, the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and a Uebelhor & Sons wrecker.

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