Huntingburg Woman Arrested For Damaging Flood Gates Along Old Huntingburg Woman
Jasper — Flood gates along Old Huntingburg Road were damaged late Thursday night both south of Jasper and north of Huntingburg.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says they were notified of an accident at 11:40pm near South 350 West and West 100 South where a vehicle had gone off the road and ended up partially submerged in a stream.
DSCD says while deputies were enroute to the scene, the caller also said the female driver of the vehicle involved was attempting to flee the scene. The caller says the woman then became irritated with her (apparently over the fact the caller was notifying authorities). The caller reportedly backed away from the driver.
When deputies arrived, the driver had fled the accident scene. Deputies say the SUV that was located at the scene was registered to 33-year old Shannon Stuckey of Huntingburg. The vehicle was stuck in a steam.
A search for Stuckey by both DCSD deputies and Jasper police officers ensued.
Jasper officer Jeremy Burger located her about 50 to 100 yards north of the accident. She was sitting on stream’s bank. DCSD says it appeared Stuckey attempted to flee the scene by swimming in the stream.
DCSD determined Stuckey was intoxicated. Field sobriety tests and a blood draw done later at Memorial Hospital determined Stuckey’s blood alcohol content was .25%
DCSD’s report says Huntingburg police officer Rusty Drew advised deputies it appears Stuckey’s vehicle struck a county flood gate on Old Huntingburg Road just south of the Patoka River just northwest of Huntingburg.
Deputies later determined Stuckey’s SUV also struck another flood gate near where her SUV ended up in the stream.
Stuckey has been charged with Operating while Intoxicated With Endangerment (Class A misdemeanor) and Leaving the Scene of an Accident (Class B misdemeanor).