Man accused of OWI, battery, obstruction

From Local Sources


FERDINAND — Police arrested a Spencer County man and accused him of multiple offenses after responding to the Sunday evening report of a domestic altercation involving a male and a female.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office said the call was received at 6:38 p.m. but, while en route, officers were told the male had left in a Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Deputies and a Ferdinand Police Department officer stopped the truck off State Road 162 on Ferdinand’s south side after it traveled left of center, according to police.

The driver, Robert E. Carrie, 51, 13181 E. Spencer County Road 275E, Chrisney, exhibited signs of impairment but eventually refused to provide a sample for testing at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, even after a warrant for testing was sought and secured, according to police.

After investigating, authorities booked Carrie into the Dubois County Security Center at 9:15 p.m. on preliminary charges of Level 6 felony obstruction of justice and operating while intoxicated and misdemeanor domestic battery.

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