Two Jasper men seriously injured in alcohol-related accident
Jasper — Alcohol was involved in an accident that seriously injured two men Tuesday at 2:11 a.m.
According to police, John K. Goller, 23, of 550 Kirkwood Drive, Jasper, was northbound on Newton Street in a 1998 Ford Taurus at a high rate of speed when he lost control of vehicle just north of Matthew Avenue. The car went off the road an overturned, seriously injuring both the Goller and a passenger, 29-year-old James C. Abel.
Both men were taken by LifeFlight Helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center due to the severity of their injuries.
Goller had a blood alcohol content of .15 percent and was cited for operating while intoxicated involving serious bodily injury.
The Taurus was a total loss.
The Jasper Fire Department, Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted at the scene.
Sheriff’s Department asking for help identifying vehicle
Huntingburg — A van was totalled when an approaching vehicle ran it off the road causing it to overturn Monday at about 6:26 p.m.
Andres F. Moscoso, 53, of 113 South Main Street, Huntingburg, told police he was driving east on Ferdinand Road NW about half a mile east of County Road 200W in a 1985 Toyota van when a white pickup coming around a curve was driving left of center. This caused Moscoso’s to have to steer off the south side of the road to avoid a collision.
This caused the van to roll completely over and end up on the south side of the road in a ditch.
The white pickup (possibly a Toyota or Nissan) continued travelling away from the accident.
Moscoso did not report any injuries at the scene but his van was considered a total loss.
The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with information about the accident or the white pickup truck to contact the Dubois County Sheriff Department at 482-3522.
Huntingburg police also responded to the scene.
Huntingburg — Monday evening, a Huntingburg officer arrested Lance R. Camplin, 30, of Huntingburg, for driving while suspended and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
According to police, Camplin pulled into the Huck’s Convenience Store parking lot in a Jeep at about 11:20 p.m. and purchased some items requiring him to be carded. After Camplin presented an identification card rather than a valid drivers license (you cannot hold an identification card and valid drivers license at the same time in the State of Indiana), the officer determined Camplin’s driving privileges were suspended.
While the officer was speaking with Camplin he smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage on him and conducted a field sobriety test which determined Camplin was impaired.
Camplin refused a chemical test so the officer procured a search warrant for bodily fluids to determine the level of Camplin’s intoxication but Camplin again refused to submit to the test.
Police charged Camplin with driving while suspended (with priors), operating a vehicle while intoxicated and obstruction of justice. He was booked into the Dubois County Security Center.
Troy business owner arrested for promoting prostitution
Troy — Indiana State Police arrested Gary L. Hackmann, 56, of 315 Franklin Street, Troy, Monday for promoting prostitution.
An investigation was initiated after a complaint was received that Hackmann allegedly offered to pay an underage (under 18 years of age) girl to perform sexual acts. Through the investigation enough probable cause was established and an arrest warrant was issued for Hackmann.
Armed with the warrant, troopers went to Hackmann’s residence/business, The Riverside Diner, located at 315 Franklin Street, Troy and arrested him for Class B felony promoting prostitution.
He was transported to the Spencer County Jail without incident.