DCSD Says Dubois Woman Was Driving With B. A. C. Five Times Legal Limit



DUBOIS (NNDC) – The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says a local woman who’s SUV ran into a guardrail before colliding with another vehicle north of Dubois was driving with a blood alcohol level of nearly six times the legal limit in Indiana.

DCSD says  38-year-old Tina Gould of rural Dubois crashed her SUV on Indiana 545 just north of Dubois at about 5:30PM Wednesday.

DCSD says a witness at the scene told deputies she saw Gould traveling southbound on State Road 545 in the northbound lane.  The witness also says she stopped her vehicle on the highway to avoid a head-on collision with Gould’s vehicle.   The witness told DCSD that Gould’s SUV struck the guardrail on the east side of the highway after which it then “bounced back” into the southbound lane.  DCDS says that’s when Gould’s vehicle struck a second SUV driven by 50-year old Jeffrey Harrison of  Dubois.

DCSD says Harrison was driving south on 545 when he told deputies he saw Gould’s vehicle as it reentered the southbound lane of the highway.  Harrison says he attempted to get off the road to avoid being rear-ended by Gould but it was to no avail.

DCSD says the impact pushed Harrison’s SUV into a yard along the highway.  Gould’s SUV came to rest on the east side of 545.

When DCSD deputies arrived on scene, they determined Gould was “severely intoxicated.”  She was taken to Memorial Hospital where a certified chemical test determined her blood alcohol content was .41% (that’s more than five times the legal limit to drive in Indiana).

Gould is charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated causing Endangerment to other drivers as well as and reckless driving, both misdemeanors. According to police, more charges could be pending for Gould.

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