Reckless driver report ends in OWI arrest

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — A Friday afternoon report of a reckless driver resulted in a felony impaired driving arrest.

The Huntingburg Police Department was contacted at 2 p.m. about a southbound red Ford truck being all over the roadway as it drove on U.S. 231 toward Huntingburg.

Police got behind the vehicle, a 2005 Ford truck, and observed it go left of center numerous times, almost striking another vehicle head-on.

The driver was identified as Kenneth L. Edwards, 25, 113 E. Brown St., Dale, after a traffic stop at 17th and Main streets.

Police said they immediately detected the smell of alcohol and observed two small children in the back seat.

Edwards failed field sobriety testing and a blood draw at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center placed his blood alcohol content at .223%, according to police. He also tested positive for opiates, police added.

Once medically cleared, Edwards was transported to the Dubois County Security Center where he was booked at 7:12 p.m. on preliminary charges that included a Level 5 felony count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (prior) with minor passengers in the vehicle, a Level 6 felony count of operating while intoxicated (prior) and a misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (controlled substance).

The Huntingburg Police Department was assisted by the Dubois County Department of Family and Children’s Services and the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office.

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