Driver in accident accused of OWI

From Local Sources

HAYSVILLE — The motorist in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday east of Haysville went to jail accused of driving while impaired.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office was called at 2:36 a.m. to an accident along State Road 56 near County Road 175E.

Ted E. Gramelspacher, 28, 1583 Mushroom Lane, Jasper, had been westbound on the highway in a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. He told deputies he ran off the road after looking away from the highway.

The SUV stopped after striking a telephone pole with damage estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.

Deputies who noted signs of impairment transported Gramelspacher to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center where his blood alcohol content allegedly tested .095%.

Authorities booked Gramelspacher into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:59 a.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated. He posted bond Sunday afternoon.

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