Police jail woman accused of leaving scene

From Local Sources

JASPER — Police investigating a leaving-the-scene accident placed a woman under arrest Thursday afternoon.

The Jasper Police Department was called to investigate a rear-end collision at 36th and Newton streets at 1:42 p.m.

The driver alleged to have been driving the 2004 Nissan Altima that was at fault in the collision, Tawna L. Knebel, 35, 257 Brucke Strasse, Jasper, had left the scene.

Police located the car on Jasper’s south side and later located Knebel on foot in an area east of U.S. 231 and south of Indiana Street.

Authorities booked Knebel into the Dubois County Security Center at 4:32 p.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of an accident. An officer also cited her for driving with no insurance and following too closely.

A Bob Luegers Motors wrecker assisted.

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