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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Mitchell, Indiana man arrested for OWI and other felony charges. Friday afternoon

HENRYVILLE - APRIL 14, 2024 - Mitchell, Indiana man arrested for OWI and other felony charges. Friday afternoon, around 2pm, Trooper Justin Mears observed a black Chevrolet SUV traveling northbound on US 31 from Henryville. The driver of the SUV was drifting and weaving all over the roadway. He observed the SUV cross left of center and nearly strike a southbound SUV head on. The driver of the SUV also drifted off the roadway and almost into the grass.



The driver was stopped and Mears observed numerous indicators of impairment along with two juvenile passengers in the car (one was his daughter and the other the daughter’s friend). Mears also learned the driver had an arrest warrant out of Lawrence County for OWI.


The press release did not provide the name of the person arrested.


The driver failed field sobriety tests and . was then offered a DRE evaluation (Drug Recognition Evaluation), to which he agreed.


During the DRE evaluation, additional impairment indications were observed. He was offered a certified blood test and he refused.


His charges are as follows-

  • OWI- Prior conviction (Felony 6)

  • OWI- Minor present x2 (Felony 6)

  • Neglect of a dependant (Felony 6) OWI (A Misdemeanor)

  • Warrant for OWI from Lawrence Co.


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