Off-duty officer’s report ends in OWI arrest

From Local Sources

JASPER — An off-duty officer’s report of a woman with a strong odor of alcohol about her sitting in a vehicle parked at a north side business ended with an impaired driving arrest Monday afternoon.

The off-duty officer made contact with a Jasper Police Department officer who was on duty at 1:14 p.m. Police were then told the suspect was driving southbound on Newton Street from 36th Street.

On officer eventually stopped the 2014 Dodge Charger driven by Terri L. Painter-McBee, 56, 608 S. Sled Run, Santa Claus, on U.S. 231 near Fourth Avenue after Painter-McBee allegedly exceeded the posted speed limit.

Police say Painter-McBee’s license was determined to be suspended and her blood alcohol content tested .10 percent in a certified chemical test at the Jasper Police Station.

Authorities booked Painter-McBee into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:11 p.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated. Police report she was also ticketed for driving while suspended.

Painter-McBee posted bond early this morning.

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