Loogootee Man Arrested Wednesday After Crashing Into Charter Bus

A Loogootee man was arrested Wednesday after Troopers found him to allegedly be impaired when he crashed into a charter bus and left the scene.


At 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, Troopers were dispatched to a car versus bus crash at the intersection of County Roads 1200 East and 725 North, just north of West Boggs Lake.  While en route to the scene, troopers were informed by that the driver of the Chevrolet Impala had left the scene after having helped change a flat tire, and that the bus driver had obtained license plate information from the car.

Troopers attempted to locate the vehicle, checking the area near the crash as well as near the residence of where the registered owner of the Chevrolet lived.  A short time later the Chevrolet was observed on County Road 1200 East near County Road 440 North.  51-year-old David K. O’Brien of Loogootee was bleeding from his arm as a result of the crash. O’Brien was placed into custody and transported to Daviess County Hospital, where he preliminary tested as having a blood alcohol content of 0.31%, almost four times the legal limit of 0.08%.  O’Brien was transported to and lodged in the Daviess County Jail on charges of Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident & Operating While Intoxicated.