A Huntingburg man currently taking part in the Dubois County Community Corrections Program was taken into custody after authorities say he was suspected of driving under the influence in Jasper Sunday afternoon.
Jasper Police say just before 2:30 pm Sunday they and the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department learned of a suspected intoxicated driver who’s northbound SUV was headed towards Jasper.
Officers were unable to make a stop on the vehicle at that time but it was determined the owner of the SUV 25-year old Andrew Long Jr of Huntingburg was on work release.
A release from the Jasper Police Department says personnel at the corrections center who were told of Long possibly returning to the center. When Long arrived, corrections officers observed his behavior as being abnormal and say he showed visible signs of impairment.
Jasper officers arrived at the center and spoke with Long. They say he had taken eight sleeping aids prior to driving. Field sobriety tests showed Long was apparently impaired.
A blood draw at Memorial Hospital in Jasper determined that Long’s blood contained a Schedule IV controlled substance.
Long was taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center on a misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated as well as violating the terms of his work release agreement.