A Pike County man was taken into custody over the weekend after he crashed his vehicle near Duff while driving under the influence.
At 10:20 yesterday morning, Dubois County Sheriff’s deputies were called to an area along County Road 650 West 1 mile north of State Road 64 for an injury accident. Deputies say 25-year-old Bradley Neuhoff of Velpen was northbound along County Road 650 West when he went partially off of the right side of the roadway. Neuhoff then overcorrected, causing his truck to go off of the right side of the road, where it overturned.
Neuhoff was taken by EMS to Memorial Hospital for treatment of cuts and abrasions including a large cut to his left arm. Deputies say Neuhoff’s condition and various evidence gathered at the scene led them to believe that he was intoxicated. Neuhoff refused testing, so deputies obtained a search warrant to draw blood from Neuhoff. Neuhoff then refused to cooperate with the blood draw once the warrant was obtained.
After being treated for his injuries, Neuhoff was lodged in the Dubois County Security Center. He is facing 2 Class D felonies (1 for operating while intoxicated and 1 for obstruction of justice). He is also facing a Class A misdemeanor for possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana and he was cited for refusing a chemical test. Deputies say Neuhoff had a OWI conviction within the last 5 years, thus raising the OWI charge to a felony.
Neuhoff’s truck was totalled in the crash. An ATV that he was transporting also sustained significant damage.
Memorial Hospital EMS and several witnesses also assisted.