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Jasper Man Arrested Following Accident

The Dubois County Sheriff's Department arrested a Jasper man early this morning following an accident on State Road 162, just north of the 4-H Fairgrounds.

Authorities say 36-year-old Lester Thimling left the scene of the crash, but was found, apparently uninjured, lying in a field about 100 yards away.

When asked if he had been drinking, the sheriff's office said Thimling said "not enough."

Thimling refused a field sobriety test and a certified test as well as a court order for a blood test.

He was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, refusal and Obstruction of Justice.

Thimling's vehicle was a total loss.