Driver in Walmart mishap accused of OWI

From Local Sources

JASPER — Police arrested a Pike County motorist involved in a Wednesday afternoon van-versus-passenger-car mishap in the Walmart Supercenter parking lot, accusing him of impaired driving.

The Jasper Police Department was called to the report of a property damage accident at 4040 N. Newton St. at 4:40 p.m.

Police said the drivers were Harold J. Wildermuth, 67, Petersburg, who was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram van, and Alisha M. Tomlinson, 43, French Lick, who was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu.

Wildermuth exhibited signs of impairment and had a blood alcohol content that tested .14% at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, according to police.

Authorities booked Wildermuth into the Dubois County Security Center at 8 p.m. on preliminary misdemeanor counts of operating while intoxicated and operating while intoxicated (endangerment). He was given a date to appear in court and released on his own recognizance at 6 a.m. today.

Damage was estimated at $1,700 to the Tomlinson Malibu and $500 to the Wildermuth Dodge.




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