Woman arrested after wreck


A woman who police say left the scene of a wreck was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

At 12:33 a.m. Sunday, Seymour Officer Devlin McMindes responded to a property-damage wreck in the 400 block of R. Pardieck Avenue on the city’s south side.

Witnesses told police the driver, identified as Valerie Fowler, 43, of Seymour, left the scene and went a few blocks before pulling into a nearby driveway.

McMindes made contact with Fowler and questioned her about the wreck. He said he believed Fowler had been operating the vehicle while intoxicated when the crash occurred.

A breathalyzer test was administered and revealed Fowler was more than twice the legal limit at 0.165 blood alcohol content, police said.

Fowler was arrested and faces preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated, blood alcohol content 0.15 or greater and leaving the scene of a property-damage wreck.

She was taken to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where she was held on a $705 bond. She posted bond at 2:35 p.m. Sunday.

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