Impared Driver Arrested and Jailed on Impaired Driving Charges

Dubois County (NNDC):

A call to authorities Friday afternoon reporting a possibly impaired driver eastbound on State Road 56 resulted in an arrest in the northeast corner of the county.


Police responded to report of an impaired driver on St. RD 56 around 5:03 p.m. The Honda’s driver, Aaron C. Smith, 45, 1326 Main St., Jasper, allegedly turned off State Road 56 onto a random driveway in the vicinity of Cuzco Road North, drove halfway up the lane and stopped.

Smith was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 7:13 on charges of a blood alcohol level of .215%, a preliminary Level 6 felony count of operating while intoxicated. The impaired driving charge was elevated to a felony because of a prior conviction for the offense within the last five years.

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