Man accused of false informing, public intoxication

From Local Sources

BIRDSEYE — A Monday evening report of single-vehicle accident in the Cuzco area later resulted in a man’s arrest in Birdseye.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office was notified at 6:50 p.m. about a car in the woods with air bag deployment on County Road 925E in the Cuzco area.

Deputies located Ryan T. McRoberts, 22, Oakland City, walking on a rock road in the area. McRoberts admitted he had been drinking but initially denied having driven to the area, saying at first he had been dropped off and later saying he had been with another person when they had an accident. Deputies said McRoberts did not answer questions in full and appeared to lose his train of thought.

The sheriff’s office said McRoberts’ blood alcohol content tested .215% on a portable breath test. He was cited for public intoxication, taken to a relative’s residence in Birdseye and advised to not be in public any more that evening.

Less than an hour later, the sheriff’s office was called to a domestic problem in Birdseye involving McRoberts.

McRoberts had left the scene by the time officers arrived but was located by the Birdseye Town Marshal and detained.

Police said McRoberts admitted at that time that he had been driving and had wrecked the vehicle found in the Cuzco area.

Authorities booked McRoberts into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:11 a.m. today on preliminary misdemeanor counts of failure to stop after an accident, false informing and public intoxication.

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