Woman arrested after reckless, intoxicated drive

By Herald Staff

HUNTINGBURG — A Dale woman was arrested last week for dangerous driving.

Amber L. Brim, 31, 308 W. Willow Road was booked into jail Tuesday afternoon after being released from Memorial Hospital. She was charged with resisting law enforcement, a Level 6 felony, reckless driving in a highway work zone, a Class A misdemeanor, criminal recklessness, a Class B misdemeanor and operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class C misdemeanor.

Huntingburg Police were called at 11:12 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, about a reckless driver, later identified as Brim, heading west on State Road 64 from Bretzville in a black passenger car. An officer spotted the car on Sixth Street, which is State Road 64 within the Huntingburg city limits.

Police followed the car and the officer saw it cross the center line, straddling the center line for a block. The officer turned on the police emergency lights and sirens, but Brim did not stop, police reported.

Brim turned and headed north on U.S. 231, cutting off merging traffic as she drove through the construction that was south of the railroad tracks, police said. She also drove through a red light at the intersection of U.S. 231 and 12th Street, police said.

Brim turned on to 17th Street and started passing a vehicle on the street before she finally pulling onto the shoulder and stopping, police said. The officer approached the vehicle, had her put the car in park. The officer observed that Brim was in a hysterical state. She told the officer that she was going crazy, police reported. The officer escorted Brim out of the car and handcuffed her for her safety, police said.

Brim told the officer that she had taken methamphetamine and had a TCH pipe on her person. She was taken to the Dubois County Security Center to have the pipe removed, and then to Memorial Hospital for her medical condition. She tested positive for having methamphetamine in her system, police said. After being released from the hospital on Tuesday, she was booked into the security center. Her car was towed.

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