The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and the Jasper Police Department were kept busy over the weekend with a number of accidents including one that resulted in an arrest  for driving under the influence.  

On Friday evening sheriff’s deputies responded to a one vehicle accident on Schnellville Road where a pick up truck flipped on it’s side.

Deputies say 16-year old Richard Dooley was west bound on Schnellville Road just north of State Road 162 when he lost control of his pickup. Deputies say Dooley over corrected his steering and causing his pickup to flip on it’s side.

Police say after sliding down the road, the vehicle rolled back on all four wheels and Dooley was able to drive the truck to a nearby home for help.

Dooley suffered only minor injuries and taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for Further treatment.

Dooley’s pickup sustained about 35-hundred dollars damage to the entire driver’s side front to back.

No charges were filed.


One person suffered minor injuries in a two vehicle accident in at the intersection of 2nd and Indiana Streets in Jasper early Saturday morning.

Jasper Police say a car driven by 54-year old year old Stanley Hopf of Huntingburg was northbound on Indiana Street and stopped at Second Street.

Meanwhile a vehicle driven by 47-year old Patsy Rohlman of Jasper was westbound on Second Street Approaching Indiana.

Hopf told police he did not see Rohlman’s vehicle approaching and drove into the intersection  attempting to cross into the parking lot of Hometown IGA and drove his car into the side of Rohlman’s.

Rohlman complained of head pain but refused medical treatment.

7-thousand dollars total damage was reported in the accident that took place just before 7 am Saturday morning.

Hopf was cited by Jasper Police for failure to Yeild the right of way.


A Saturday afternoon accident near the south Newton Street bridge in Jasper resulted in no injuries but about 6-thousand dollars in total  damages.

Jasper Police say just past 2:30 pm a pickup driven by 57-year old G.R. Kapp of Jasper was southbound on Newton Street waiting for traffic to clear before turing into the parking lot at Los Bravos restaurant.  Meanwhile a car driven by 19-year old Donald Schepers of Celestine was also southbound on Newton approaching the stopped traffic.

Schepers told police he did not see Kapp’s pickup stopped in traffic in time and could not avoid striking in from behind.

Again no one was injured but Jasper Police did cite Schepers for speed too fast to avoid a collision


Later Saturday afternoon a Jasper teen was uninjured in a one vehicle mishap in the Kimball Industrial Park on Jasper’s southside.

Jasper Police say 18-year year old Emily Farr was northbound on Kimball Blvd approaching the intersection of 12th Avenue when she failed to stop and ran into a dirt embankment at that location.

Police say Farr’s vehicle sustained 8000-dollars in damage and no charges were filed.

And finally last night a one vehicle accident on Jasper’s northside resulted in the arrest of a Pike County man on drunk driving charges.

Jasper Police say 40-year old David Wilson of Winslow was traveling along the 1100 Block of West 36th Street when for an unknown reason drove his car off the northside of the road and into private property.

Upon arrival Jasper Police officers noticed Wilson was intoxicated. Wilson blood alcohol content was found to be at .12 percent. Wilson was arrested on a charge of operating while intoxicated which was upgraded to a felony due to a prior conviction within the last five years.

He was also charged with a misdemeanor count of driving with an open container, and false an fictitious registration.