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A Huntingburg woman was placed under arrest on various charges including felony OWI after she was alleged to have left the scene of an accident on Huntingburg’s north side late Monday afternoon.

Around a quarter till 6 pm officers with the Huntingburg Police Department were summoned to the intersection of US Highway 231 and Phoenix Drive. While on their way officers learned from dispatch that one of the vehicles involved in the crash had left the scene and someone was following it provide dispatch information on its whereabouts.

The vehicle was located travelling southbound on County Road 400 from 12th Street with heavy damage to the driver’s side.

Police stopped the vehicle and determined the driver 33-year old Sarah Nicholson of Huntingburg was under the influence of alcohol. Field sobriety tests were conducted in which police say she failed.

Police say she was placed in the back of a patrol vehicle while officers were gathering documents from her car. It was at that time police say she was able to open a door and attempted to leave the area before she was detained again.

An investigation by Police found that Nicholson crashed into two vehicles near Phoenix Drive before leaving the scene and was eventually stopped.

Nicholson was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for Medical Clearence. Her blood alcohol level was measured at .30 percent.

She was then taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center in Jasper on a Level 5 felony count of escape, Level 6 felony counts of operating while intoxicated with a prior inside the last five years and obstruction of justice. She’s also facing a misdemeanor count of leaving the scene of a crash with injuries.

 

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