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Gibson County Sheriff
Sunday June 18th, 2017 :: 03:12 p.m. CDT


Haubstadt man arrested on DUI charge.

On June 18, 2017, at 12:47 a.m. Deputy Loren Barchett conducted a traffic stop on County Road 25 West at Coal Mine Road in Fort Branch for speeding on County Road 25 West. Upon approaching the vehicle detected the odor of alcohol coming from the driver 32 year old Justin Blakenship of Haubstadt, Indiana. At that point Deputy Barchett conducted a roadside investigation that resulting in Mr. Blakenship being transported to the Gibson County Jail. Upon arriving at the Jail Mr. Blakenship was charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. He has since posted a $650 bond.

Assisting Deputy Barchett in his investigation was Fort Branch Officer Jeff Beck.

All Criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Gibson County Sheriff
112 East Emerson Street
Princeton, IN 47670

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