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FERDINAND — Indiana State Police arrested Gregory A. Begle, 45, of 1677 W. 1100S, at 8:25 p.m. Friday and charged him with drunken driving (blood alcohol content .19 percent).

Begle was arrested when a trooper stopped the 1989 Chevrolet pickup truck he was driving at Ninth and Virginia streets after Begle failed to signal, went left of center and stopped in the roadway.
Authorities booked Begle into the Dubois County Security Center at 9:55 p.m.

The Ferdinand Police Department assisted during the traffic stop.


TENNYSON — A Spencer County woman seriously injured Wednesday night when her car went out of control on ice formed following a water main break near Tennyson remained in an Evansville hospital today.

Johanna Leslie, 22, of 7366 E. State Road 68, Dale, was listed in critical condition at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

Leslie was westbound on State Road 68 near North Line Road in a 2004 Mercury sedan at the time of the 9:30 p.m. accident, according to Indiana State Police.

Unknown to her, police said, a water main had broken in the Tennyson area, causing water to cover the roadway. Police said cold temperatures and brisk wind froze the water, which created an extremely slick travel surface. Leslie lost control of her Mercury on the ice. Police said the car slid across the opposite lane of travel and left the roadway. It continued west, crossed back over the highway and stopped after hitting a tree.

Troopers said Leslie suffered a head injury and was flown by helicopter ambulance to St. Mary’s.
Damage to the car was estimated at almost $10,000.

The Indiana Department of Transportation and Tennyson Municipal Utilities responded to the frozen section of roadway and broken water main. State Road 68 was closed for nearly three hours while crews cleared the scene and made the highway drivable.

The Warrick County Sheriff’s Department also assisted.

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