Huntingburg man accused of OWI

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Police say an individual who drove up and began talking with an officer overnight was determined to be impaired.

A Huntingburg Police Department officer was at a Sixth and Main streets convenience store when a Ford pickup truck pulled into a parking spot at 1:45 a.m. today.

When the driver, Jim E. Burress, 29, 535 E. Seventh St., Huntingburg, asked about transferring a license plate and VIN checks, the officer noted slurred speech and other signs of intoxication.

Police said Burress failed field sobriety testing and had a blood alcohol content that tested .125% on a certified test at the Huntingburg Police station.

Authorities booked Burress into the Dubois County Security Center at 4:26 a.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated.

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