Inoperable light results in OWI arrest

From Local Sources

JASPER — Police accused a motorist of impaired driving after a traffic stop late Friday night.

Carey Schneider, 50, 314 W. 14th St., Jasper, was operating a 2007 Buick LaCrosse when he was contacted by a Jasper Police Department officer at 11:02 p.m. at 14th and Kundek streets because the car’s license plate light was not functioning properly.

Police report smelling a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. An officer allegedly determined Schneider was under the influence of alcohol through field sobriety testing.

A certified breath test at the Jasper Police Station placed Schneider’s blood alcohol content at .085 percent.

Authorities booked Schneider into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:30 a.m. Saturday on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated. He posted bond later in the morning.

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