Speeding motorist accused of OWI

From Local Sources

JASPER — Police arrested a speeding motorist Wednesday, accusing him of impaired driving.

A Jasper Police Department officer observed a 2006 Ford Escape westbound on 15th Street near Cherry Street traveling at 67 mph in the 30 mph zone at 9:55 a.m. The officer said the SUV continued westbound into a 25 mph zone at the same high rate of speed.

A traffic stop followed at 15 and Royal streets, with the driver identified as Charles L. Cole, 50, 1340 Jackson St., Jasper.

Police report that Cole’s blood alcohol content tested .22%.

Authorities booked Cole into the Dubois County Security Center at 11:34 a.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated with an endangerment enhancement due to his high rate of speed and high blood alcohol content.

An officer also ticketed Cole for speeding.

A Ruxer Ford wrecker assisted.

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