Four Accidents Result in Minor Injuries (POLICE BLOTTER)
JASPER (NNDC) – Four weekend traffic accidents resulted in minor injuries to five individuals and over $25,000 dollars in damages to six vehicles.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department reports Amy James, 35, of Ferdinand, demolished her vehicle Friday evening when she lost control on Ferdinand Road NW, just east of County Road 75 West, struck an embankment, and overturned coming to rest upright after striking a culvert. She was treated for minor injuries at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper and then released. No charges were filed. With $12,000 in damages, her vehicle was declared a total loss.
Haley S. Kline, 18, of Huntingburg, escaped serious injury Saturday evening when the SUV she was driving ran off the south side of Division Road east of Stewart Road and collided with a pole. Damage to the vehicle and pole was estimated at $2,500. No charges were filed.
DCSD reports Mark A. Seifert, 35, of Evansville, was traveling west on Division Road in Jasper early Sunday morning when his sedan left the roadway for an unknown reason and struck a tree and some landscaping stones. Seifert was able to move his vehicle to the corner of Division Road and County Road 600 West where officers found him in the back seat feeling ill. He was taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $5,000. No charges were filed.
Jasper City Police report a two vehicle accident early Sunday afternoon on North Newton Street in Jasper, near Baden Strasse, resulted in minor injuries to three individuals. Reports say both vehicles were northbound when Chelsea Michael, 26, of Washington, slowed for traffic and was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Kaitlin Swartzentruber, 20, of Loogootee, who was not injured. Michael was treated and released at Memorial Hospital for back and neck injuries. Two passengers in his car, Chastity Broker, 39, and Teresa Johnson, 49, complained of neck and back pain, but refused treatment at the scene. Damage was estimated at $5,000 to the Swartzentruber vehicle and $2,500 to the Michael vehicle. Swartzentruber was charged with speeding too fast to avoid an accident.
JASPER MAN CHARGED WITH OWI
JASPER (NNDC) – Yuliet Fuentes Pena, 33, of Jasper, was arrested late Sunday evening in the 1700 block of U.S. Highway 231 South. Jasper City Police report they stopped Pena when he was observed driving left of center in a vehicle displaying an improper license plate.
Pena tested .16 and was lodged in the Dubois County Security Center. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated/prior conviction within five years and operating while intoxicated/endangerment.
TWO WOMEN FACE OWI AND MINOR CONSUMPTION CHARGES
JASPER (NNDC) – Two Huntingburg women face charges following an incident early Sunday morning at 13th and St. Charles Street.
A Jasper Police Department officer observed a lit cigarette discarded from the passenger side of a vehicle being driven by Tabitha N. Kline, 21, of Huntingburg, and pulled the car over.
While talking with the driver, a strong odor of alcohol was detected coming from the vehicle. The driver and passenger Kristian Dillon J. Sweeney, 18, of Jasper, both admitted to consuming alcohol. Kline failed all field sobriety tests she was given. Both subjects were taken to the Jasper Police Department where Kline tested .099% on the breath test instrument. Both were then taken to the Dubois County Security Center where Kline was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and also cited for driving while suspended. Sweeney was charged with Minor consumption of alcohol and cited for throwing burning material from a motor vehicle.
INDIANAPOLIS MAN FACES POSSESSION CHARGES
HUNTINGBURG (NNDC) – Roger Alan Warriner, 54, of Indianapolis, was charged with possession of a controlled substance following an incident early Sunday afternoon on U.S. Highway 231, north of 17th Street in Huntingburg.
Huntingburg City Police received a report of a possibly intoxicated person walking on the shoulder of the highway. When they arrived on the scene they found Warriner very disoriented with slurred speech. When tests indicated no alcohol in his breath, EMTs were called to the scene to evaluate him. When he was asked to open his wallet officers saw what they immediately believed to be narcotics in a small plastic baggie. Further investigation revealed that Warriner was in possession of 27 Alprazolam (Xanax) and four Diazepam (valium), both schedule IV narcotics, without a prescription. He was transported to Dubois County Security Center.