By Herald Staff
JASPER — A single-car rollover accident Tuesday resulted in a Jasper man being arrested on drunk driving charges.
Trey Collon, 24, 822 W. Ninth St., was charged with operating a vehicle with a prior conviction, a Level 6 felony, operating a vehicle while intoxicated over .15, a Class A misdemeanor, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class C misdemeanor, and open container, an infraction.
Jasper Police were called at 7:45 p.m. about a one-person rollover accident at the intersection of South Truman Road and Fifth Avenue. Officers went to the area and found a 2003 Chevy Silverado truck flipped onto the driver’s side. A man later identified at Collon was standing next to the truck.
Collon admitted he had been drinking, police said. Officers found several open containers in the vehicle. He was transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for evaluation for injuries and submitted to a chemical test, which resulted in a blood-alcohol content of .279 percent.
Collon was treated and released from the hospital, and then booked into the Dubois County Security Center.
The accident caused $6,000 in damage to the truck. Sternberg’s Wrecker Service and the Jasper Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene.