Woman jailed after car strikes hotel

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HUNTINGBURG — Police say a woman left the scene Tuesday morning after the car she was driving heavily damaged a wall and knocked out two windows at a north-side hotel in Huntingburg.

There were no injuries and police later made an arrest.

The Huntingburg Police Department was dispatched to the Quality Inn, 406 E. 22nd St., at 10:10 a.m.

Officers located the heavily damaged wall and learned the suspect who had left the scene in a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria was Heather N. Toomire, 30, 928 Shelby St., Huntingburg. The room was vacant at the time of the incident.

Officers who located Toomire at her residence said she was in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Authorities booked Toomire into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:14 p.m. on preliminary misdemeanor counts of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. She was also cited for operating a motor vehicle without insurance, fictitious plates and no valid license. Authorities then released Toomire.

Damage to the Ford was listed at $200. No estimate for the hotel damage was given.

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