Man accused of resisting, OWI

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — Police called to the report of an accident west of Huntingburg early Sunday arrested a man on multiple preliminary charges.

Members of the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office and Huntingburg Police Department were dispatched at 2:27 a.m. to the report of a vehicle overturned in a ditch at State Road 64 and County Road 525W.

The sheriff’s department says a Mazda sedan was on its top in the northwest corner of the intersection but no occupants were at the immediate scene.

Officers report then making contact with Cameron P. Strother, 28, 5362 W. Duff Road Southeast, about a half-mile north of the crash scene.

Police indicated Strother had a cut on his right hand and was standing in a ditch with an all-terrain vehicle nearby when located. He reportedly stated a friend had been driving the Mazda and he himself was returning to the scene.

Police allege Strother showed signs of impairment and had a blood alcohol content that preliminarily tested .158% on a portable breath test.

Officers who put Strother in cuffs and placed him in a patrol vehicle indicated a struggle ensued when police tried to get Mazda key fobs that were in Strother’s possession. Strother suffered a forehead injury as a result, according to police, prompting officers to call Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services to the scene.

Authorities add that Strother allegedly refused certified chemical testing for impairment.

Strother was ultimately booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 6:03 a.m. on preliminary charges that included Level 6 felony battery on law enforcement and misdemeanor operating while intoxicated (test refusal), leaving the scene of a property damage crash, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement. He posted bond Sunday night.

A KARS wrecker and the Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Department also assisted.

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