Police place left-of-center driver into custody

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Police arrested a Spencer County motorist after a traffic stop early Sunday in Huntingburg.

A Huntingburg Police Department officer stopped a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 series pickup truck driven by Ronald C. Garrison, 25, 1122 S. Silver Bell Terrace, Santa Claus, at 1:18 a.m. at 22nd and Van Buren streets after having observed it go left of center on U.S. 231 near Phoenix Drive.

The officer who could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage reported Garrison’s blood alcohol content later registered .099% in a certified test conducted at the Huntingburg Police Station.

Authorities booked Garrison into the Dubois County Security Center at 4:04 a.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated. Garrison posted bond later in the morning.

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