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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
A man was arrested shortly after a 9-1-1 caller reported possible impaired driving near West Terre Haute this afternoon.
Jason Bennett, 44, of Terre Haute, was booked into the Vigo County Jail. He is charged with operating a vehicle while Intoxicated and other traffic - related violations.
Indiana State Police located the white Toyota Corolla southbound on US 150 at US 40 during heavy school-time traffic at around 3:20 p.m.
"The vehicle was stopped and the driver displayed classic signs of intoxication. A subsequent breath test at the Vigo County Jail revealed the suspect’s BAC at .21 percent," Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts said, noting the legal limit for intoxication in Indiana is .08 percent.
According to Watts, the caller alerted Vigo County Dispatch that the vehicle was operating very erratically and disregarded the railroad crossing gates indicating an approaching train on US 150 just north of Old Paris Road.
Bennett was reportedly on his way to pick up a family member at a nearby school, Watts said.
Arresting officer was ISP Trooper Nicole Cheeks. Assisting were ISP Sergeant Joe Watts and West Terre Haute Police Officer Sergeant Kris Froschauer.
Detectives of the Terre Haute Police Department are investigating a morning armed robbery at a downtown bank.
An undisclosed amount of money was taken from Regions Bank at Third and Ohio Streets. No one was hurt during the robbery. The black male suspect was reportedly wearing a gray stocking cap, sunglasses, denim jean, white tennis shoes and a dark jacket when he walked into the bank at just after 9:30 a.m.
"The suspect displayed a handgun and ordered everyone behind the counter. The suspect ordered an employee to place all the money in a bag. The employee did as instructed. The suspect then exited the bank and fled in an unknown direction," Sgt. Denzil Lewis said this afternoon.
THPD detectives have released photographs taken by the security cameras of today's bank robbery suspect. Anyone with information regarding the suspect or robbery is asked to please call the Terre Haute Police Department 812-238-1661 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477
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