A Jasper man misinformed an Indiana State Trooper about his identity during a traffic stop.
At a quarter after 12 Tuesday morning a trooper was patrolling Newton Street near 2nd Street in Jasper when he initiated a traffic stop on a Dodge mini-van for speeding and having expired vehicle registration.
During the stop, police asked the driver for his license; the driver told authorities that he did not have a license, but identified himself as Anthony Gentry of Jasper.
During the course of the traffic stop, police believed Gentry had been operating his vehicle while under the influence. After a number of field sobriety tests and a test if his blood, Gentry was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.14%.
Gentry was taken to the Dubois County Security Center. Police say while he was being processed, jail staff found Gentry to be in possession of an Indiana Driver’s License that indicated he was 37-year old Brian Eugene Gentry of Jasper.
Staff compared documentation they had on file for Gentry and confirmed that he was indeed Brian Gentry who had previous convictions for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was listed by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles as a Habitual Traffic Violator.
Gentry’s Operating While Intoxicated charge was enhanced to a felony, and he was additionally charged with Operating as a Habitual Traffic Violator, false informing, and failure to identify himself. He was lodged without incident in the Dubois County Security Center.