Police: Impaired driver left the scene

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — A report of a two-vehicle accident on Huntingburg’s east side resulted in an arrest late Saturday afternoon.

Huntingburg Police Department officers were called to the report of an accident at Sixth and Van Buren streets at 5:36 p.m. While they were en route, officers were notified that one of the drivers had left the scene, with his car having struck a railroad crossing arm in the process.

Police who located a damaged 1998 Toyota Corolla in the area said the driver, Rafael A. Truyenique, 65, Harned, Kentucky, exhibited signs of intoxication.

Truyenique’s blood alcohol content later tested .183% in a certified test at the Huntingburg Police Station, according to police.

Authorities booked Truyenique into the Dubois County Security Center at 9:53 p.m. on preliminary misdemeanor counts of operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. He was given a date to appear in court and released on his own recognizance Sunday morning.

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