Weekend hit-and-run brings arrest

From Local Sources

JASPER — A weekend report of a hit-and-run incident resulted in an arrest.

The Jasper Police Department received a call at 12 a.m. Saturday from a witness who had observed a car strike two vehicles and leave the scene.

Officers located a Pontiac Grand Prix matching the witness’ description in a parking lot in the vicinity of 14th and Dewey streets.

Police say Torey A. Houchin, 32, 1203 W. Sixth St., Jasper, was found passed out in the Pontiac’s driver’s seat.

Houchin was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center where police said chemical testing placed his blood alcohol content at .178%.

Authorities booked Houchin into the Dubois County Security Center at 6:36 a.m. Saturday on preliminary misdemeanor counts of operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. He was granted conditional release that afternoon.

Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.

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