Huntingburg police make OWI arrest

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Police arrested a man Wednesday afternoon, accusing him of impaired driving.

The Huntingburg Police Department was notified of a possible intoxicated person at the Memorial Ambulance Station at 803 N. Van Buren St. at 3:12 p.m.

While en route, officers were told the man had left in a white 2000 Dodge Caravan.

Police made contact with the suspect, Jeffery L. Scott, 58, 1321 Jackson St., Jasper, at Friendship Village, 1111 Friendship Village.

Scott showed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety testing, police said. A certified test at the Huntingburg Police Station placed Scott’s blood alcohol content at .189%, police reported.

Authorities booked Scott into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:51 p.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated. Scott was given a date to appear in court and was released on his own recognizance at 6 a.m. today.

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