Left-of-center driver gets OWI

From Local Sources

JASPER — A driver unable to maintain his lane of travel Saturday night in Jasper was arrested and accused of impaired driving.

A Jasper Police Department officer observed a northbound 2004 Nissan unable to maintain its lane and traveling left of center multiple times at 10 p.m. in the area of Newton Street and Northwood Avenue.

After a traffic stop, the driver, Ariel Arias Mirabal, 50, 284 W. 41st St., Jasper, was determined to be impaired. Police said Arias Mirabal’s blood alcohol content tested .179%.

Authorities booked Arias Mirabal into the Dubois County Security Center at 2:25 a.m. Sunday on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated. He was released that afternoon.

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