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November 29, 2012

Man escapes injury in DUI accident

Police Report



5:02 p.m. - Gary Bobbitt, Montgomery, reported vandalism to his property and requested an officer.

3:00 p.m. - Chief Deputy Gary Allison gave a meth presentation to 63 students and three adults at Washington High School.

12:07 p.m. - Kent Schnarr reported the theft of two well casings from 2122 S. SR 257 and requested an officer. An offense report was written.



12:03 a.m. - Mitchell O. Barber, 30, 5327S 50W, was northbound on CR 50W in his 1996 Ford F150 just north of CR 700S when, he stated, he swerved to miss a deer in the roadway. The accident report stated he appeared to have gone left of center and run off the west side of the road, overcorrected and traveled back across the roadway, where he went into a ditch on the east side. The pickup came to rest when it struck a tree head on.

No injuries were reported. He tested .16 percent ACE on an alcohol test and was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated with ACE of .15 percent or higher and OVWI with a prior conviction. Damage was estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.


11:34 p.m. - Tara R. Smith, 31, Odon, was driving south on CR 1025E near SR 58 when a deer jumped into the path of her 2012 Toyota Sequoia and she was unable to avoid hitting it. Damage was estimated between $5,000 and $10,000.


11:58 p.m. - Alek B. Walls, 17, 1349E 100N, was eastbound on CR 200N in a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix registered to Tricia and Larry Walls. He stated he took his eyes off the road as he tried to reach something inside the vehicle and veered off the south side of the road into a ditch.

He complained of pain to his shoulder/upper arm and was transported to Daviess Community Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Damage was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000.

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