Sunday Morning Accident Takes Out Phone Lines Near Dubois; Driver Arrested

Melissa Contreras-Castillo

Melissa Contreras-Castillo

DUBOIS (NNDC) – A one-vehicle accident led the arrest of a woman who lives near the accident scene.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says 39-year old Melissa Contreres-Castillo faces several charges in connection with the accident that happened at the intersection of Indiana 545 and Jasper-Dubois Road at about 1:15am Sunday. Castillo lives just east of the intersection.

DCSD says Castillo’s pickup truck struck and broke a utility pole which downed some telephone lines.

Castillo was not hurt from the accident, but DCSD says Castillo did become ill at the scene after she was found to be extremely intoxicated, according to a news release.

DCSD says ‘Good Samaritans’ who called in the accident remained and helped keeping traffic from crossing the downed lines.

Castillo was transported to Jasper’s Memorial Hospital for medical clearance before she was taken to the Dubois County Security Center charged with operating while intoxicated, leaving the scene of property damage accident, criminal recklessness, criminal mischief and operating a motor vehicle with an expired license.

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