Driver of swerving truck arrested

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Police made an impaired driving arrest after responding to a Saturday afternoon report of a reckless driver in the Huntingburg area.

Huntingburg Police Department officers responded to the 4:25 p.m. report by getting behind a Ford F-150 pickup truck on U.S. 231. Police say the northbound truck swerved on the roadway and crossed the centerline.

Police who attempted a traffic stop said in a media release that the truck’s driver, James Ashley, 45, Cynthiana, failed to pull over for nearly a mile. When he did stop on U.S. 231 between Jasper and Huntingburg, police said, officers shut down the highway and ordered Ashley from the vehicle.

Officers transported Ashley to the Huntingburg Police Station where a certified chemical test allegedly placed the driver’s blood alcohol content at .321%.

Police said Ashley, who was taken to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for a medical evaluation and clearance, will be preliminarily charged with Level 6 felony resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and misdemeanor operating a vehicle with a BAC in excess of .15%.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office and a Bob Luegers Motors wrecker assisted.

Huntingburg police reporting on the arrest reminded the public: “If you see something, say something.”

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