Man’s charges include OWI, trespassing

From Local Sources


JASPER — Police called twice to a Jasper address Saturday morning arrested an intoxicated man on multiple preliminary charges.

The Jasper Police Department answered a trespassing complaint in the 1600 block of Newton Street at 7:38 a.m.

Once on the scene, officers made contact with Grant E. Kimmel, 26, 257 Brucke Strasse, Jasper, and determined that earlier Saturday, police had been called to the same location about trespassing. During that earlier call, police said, Kimmel was asked to leave and not return.

Police said Kimmel had a strong odor of alcohol and his blood alcohol content tested .11% on a portable breath test, with authorities asserting that was from a weak sample. Kimmel, who had been driving a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina, refused field sobriety testing and certified chemical testing.

The Lumina was towed, and during an inventory, police found two types of controlled substances and a marijuana cigarette.

Authorities booked Kimmel into the Dubois County Security Center at 9:52 a.m. on preliminary charges that included a Level 6 felony count of operating while intoxicated (prior) and misdemeanor operating while intoxicated (test refusal), possession of a controlled substance, criminal trespassing and possession of marijuana. Kimmel posted bond Sunday morning.

A Bob Luegers Motors wrecker assisted.

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