Signaling infraction leads to OWI arrest

From Local Sources

JASPER — A driver observed failing to signal was taken to jail during the weekend accused of impaired driving.

An Indiana State Police trooper allegedly observed a 1988 Ford truck driven by Edward J. Boehm, 23, 716 W. 19th St., Jasper, fail to signal a lane change at 13th and Kundek streets as the truck pulled from the side of the road at 12:37 a.m. Saturday.

The trooper said Boehm then failed to signal a turn northbound, which resulted in a traffic stop on 12th Street east of Main Street.

Police allege Boehm’s blood alcohol content tested .21 percent in a certified test at the Jasper Police Station.

Authorities booked Boehm into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:24 a.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated. Boehm posted bond Saturday afternoon.

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