Jasper woman gets Martin County OWI

From Local Sources


SHOALS — A Dubois County woman was charged with felony impaired driving after a weekend traffic stop in Martin County.

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports receiving a tip about a possible impaired driver weaving all over the roadway at 9:55 p.m. Friday. A deputy then reports observing a vehicle driven by Ashley L. Luegers, 25, 1300 Dewey St., Jasper.

Police allege the vehicle ran over a center lane divider when making a turn, weaved in its lane of travel and went 58 mph in a 50 mph zone.

Authorities allege Luegers showed signs of impairment after a traffic stop, failed field sobriety testing and was found to have opiates in her system when given a chemical test at the Daviess County Hospital.

Luegers was booked into the Martin County Jail at 1:40 a.m. Saturday and then, on Tuesday, was formally charged in Martin Circuit Court with Level 6 felony operating while intoxicated (drugs) and misdemeanor operating while intoxicated (endangerment).

Police said the impaired driving charge was elevated to a felony because of a prior conviction for the offense within the last five years.

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