PIKE COUNTY — Saturday, at approximately 12:05 a.m., Indiana State Police Trooper John Davis and Pike County Deputy Dallas Killian responded to CRs 700N and 775W to assist the driver of a pickup truck that was hung up in the roadway.
The driver, identified as Daniel Dunn, 32, of Charlestown, was still attempting to free his pickup truck from the mud when officers arrived. Trooper Davis detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on Dunn’s breath. Dunn also had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and his balance was unstable.
Trooper Davis also determined that Dunn had been attempting to free his vehicle for approximately two hours while Dunn’s 2-year-old son and two adult passengers were in the truck.
Further investigation revealed Dunn had a blood alcohol content of .15 percent. He was arrested and taken to the Pike County Jail, where he was held without bond for driving while intoxicated and neglect of a dependent, both Class D felonies.
Dunn’s 2-year-old son was later released to his grandfather.
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Prejudging for Fair contest
Prejudging for Fair contest
Prejudging for the Daviess County Fair’s Little Miss and Mister contest will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Elnora Fire Station.
ND to adopt new textbooks
The North Daviess School Board approved the adoption of new reading textbooks for kindergarten through grade six.
Reading Street from Pearson Scott Foresman will be used for the next six years beginning in the fall. Text books fees for the upcoming school year will remain about the same for kindergarten through grade six. Textbooks for the junior and senior high will vary depending on the classes in which students enroll.
Man shot with BB gun
9:33 p.m. - A male caller at 603 N.W. Second St. said his roommate shot himself in the tongue with a pellet gun. The roommate told officers he thought the gun was not loaded. Both the caller and the roommate were taken to Daviess Community Hospital.
Hupmobile club to visit locally
If you see nearly two dozen classic cars rolling up and the down the roads of Daviess County and the surrounding areas next week, there’s a good chance you are seeing a Hupmobile. Beginning Sunday, the International Hupmobile Club will begin its annual tour, this time across southwest Indiana.
Shooter had minor legal issues
James D. Jones, 60, of Shoals has been identified as the suspect killed when gunfire was exchanged between Jones and State Trooper Jarrod Lents, a nine year veteran of the Indiana State Police
Lucille Dillon, the first lady of tourism in Daviess County, died Saturday. She was 76.
Eric Bassler to run for state Senate
A Washington City Councilman announced Monday his intentions to run for the state senate.
UPDATED! Trooper shot near U.S. 50; suspect dead
An Indiana State Trooper was injured following a shooting on U.S. 50 Monday.
4-year-old dies after incident at Eastside Park
A 4-year-old who was found in the water of the overflow of Baumert Lake, near the Pavilion at Eastside Park, was pronounced dead at Daviess Community Hospital.
Navy friends are reunited after 42 years
It had been 42 years since Jim Dant, Washington, had been in contact with his Navy buddy Glen Bernard.
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