Man jailed for obstruction, OWI after accident

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — Police took a Holland motorist to jail after investigating a car-versus-telephone-pole accident Monday afternoon.

The Huntingburg Police Department received a report at 5:08 p.m. that a while Chevrolet passenger car had hit a telephone pole in the 500 block of North Washington Street.

Officers arrived to find a 2004 Chevrolet with extensive front-end damage in a nearby gravel driveway. Police said there was matching paint transfer to the telephone pole at the scene.

Police said an odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected when an officer made contract with the driver, identified as Keith D. Gabberd, 46, 104 E. Indiana St., Holland.

Gabberd refused field sobriety testing and certified testing, even after a search warrant for a blood and/or urine sample was sought and obtained by law enforcement.

Authorities booked Gabberd into the Dubois County Security Center at 8:52 p.m. on preliminary charges of Level 6 felony obstruction of justice and misdemeanor operating while intoxicated (test refusal).
Damage estimates related to the accident were not immediately available.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

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