High-beam driver taken into custody

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — A driver observed in traffic leaving his car’s high-beam headlights activated was jailed by police early Saturday.

A Huntingburg Police Department officer observed a 1990 Oldsmobile 98 with its high beams activated while behind another vehicle on U.S. 231 near Phoenix Drive at 1:11 a.m.

The officer reported smelling the odor of an alcoholic beverage upon stopping the car, which was driven by Lukas K. Rhoads, 21, 109 E. 17th St., Huntingburg.

Police report Rhoads’ blood alcohol content later tested .092 percent on a certified breath test.

Authorities booked Rhoads into the Dubois County Security Center at 3:31 a.m. on a preliminary Level 6 felony count of operating while intoxicated. The preliminary impaired driving charge was elevated to a felony because of a prior conviction within the last five years, according to authorities.

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