Taillight stop results in Jasper OWI arrest

From Local Sources

JASPER — A Sunday night traffic stop of a car reportedly driving without taillights resulted in a woman’s arrest for impaired driving.

The Jasper Police Department stopped a Chrysler PT Cruiser at 8:11 p.m. at Eighth and Newton streets because the southbound vehicle had neither taillights or brake lights that were operational.

Police say the driver, Amy M. James, 49, 354 W. Fourth St., Jasper, was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Police say her blood alcohol content tested .118% in a certified test at the Jasper Police Station.

Authorities booked James into the Dubois County Security Center at 10:28 p.m. on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated.

An officer also cited James for improper taillights.

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