Dubois man charged with drunk driving and battery of a police officer after crash

A Dubois man was arrested on several charges including battering a law enforcement official after driving through a road sign, stop sign, and two utility poles in Dubois.

After crashing, the truck came to rest under the second utility pole that it struck, according to officials.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Ryan M. Singleton, 31, of Dubois. Police said Singleton showed signs of impairment at the accident scene and was taken to the Jasper Police Department for a certified chemical test.

After becoming verbally abusive and refusing to take the chemical test Singleton head-butted a conservation officer in the face, said police.

After medical clearance at Memorial Hospital, Singleton was booked into the Dubois County Jail without further incident.  

Singleton is being charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, operating while intoxicated endangerment, operating while intoxicated refusal, and battery on a law enforcement official.

Responding agencies included the Dubois County Sheriffs Department, Dubois Fire Department, Jasper Police Department, Sternberg’s Wrecker Service and Indiana Conservation Officers. 

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.