Man found asleep, blocking traffic, arrested for OWI

By Herald Staff

JASPER — A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after officers found him intoxicated and asleep at the wheel in the middle of the road.

Jasper Police Department officers were dispatched and found Dustin T. Kearby, 33, of Jasper, asleep in his car and blocking traffic on Newton Street. After officers determined he was intoxicated, Kearby was taken into custody, lodged in the Dubois County Security Center and charged with operating while intoxicated endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor.

JPD was assisted by Ruxer’s Wrecker Service.

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