Jasper Man Arrested After Monday Night Scooter Crash

A Jasper man is behind bars after he crashed his scooter on Jasper’s north side last night.

Jasper Police say 49-year-old Scott Welp was eastbound on 41st Street near Mannheim Road at 10:55 pm last night when the accident occurred. Police say Welp attempted a U-turn on his scooter, but failed and his scooter overturned according to police.

Welp complained of rib pain. He was taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police say Welp’s BAC registered at .19 Scott Welppercent (more than twice the legal limit). After treatment, Welp was lodged in the Dubois County Security Center. He is charged with operating while intoxicated.

Memorial Hospital EMS assisted at the scene.