Miami County, IN – A Peru woman is facing charges of Operating While Intoxicated with a BAC of .15% or more, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident and Operating a Vehicle without Financial Responsibility following a traffic accident on Old US Route 31 near County Road 1100 N. in Miami County on April 6, 2019 at Approximately 9:25 a.m.
According to an Indiana State Police probable cause affidavit, ISP Trooper Todd Trottier was dispatched to a crash in the area of Old US Route 31 / County Road 1100 N. Upon arrival he noticed a female walking west away from the vehicle. Trooper Trottier stopped the woman and asked her if she was involved in the crash and she stated that she was.
The woman, identified as Kimberley S. Hunt, 43 of Macy, reported that she lost control of her vehicle and that she believed she rolled the vehicle. While Ms. Hunt was looking for her vehicle registration, Trooper Trottier could detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from her person. He then asked Ms. Hunt how much she had to drink this morning and she replied none. Trooper Trottier then asked how much she had to drink last evening, and the woman replied a pint of whiskey.
Trooper Trottier then administered a Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test to Ms. Hunt which she failed.
A portable breath test was then administered. Just before the test, Ms. Hunt advised that she had a shot of Whiskey that morning at about 7:30 a.m. The result of the Portable Breath test was .238% BrAC.
Ms. Hunt was then read Indiana Implied Consent and agreed to take a certified chemical test. MCSD Deputy John Jumper then transported Ms. Hunt to the Miami County Jail to administer the test.
Trooper Trottier remained on scene and interviewed the subject who reported the crash to Miami County Central Dispatch. The man reported that Ms. Hunt’s vehicle appeared to be speeding when she lost control and went off the roadway. The man reported that he got into his vehicle and went to the scene to help. He asked the woman if she was ok and she replied she was ok. The man stated he was on the phone with central dispatch when the woman left the scene on foot.
Deputy Jumper administered the chemical breath test at the Miami County Jail with a result of .23% BAC.
Prior to being admitted to the jail on charges, the woman had to be cleared by the hospital. Trooper Trottier transported the woman to Dukes Memorial Hospital for medical clearance before returning her to the Miami County Jail.
Kimberley Hunt, 43, of Macy faces charges of Operating While Intoxicated with a BAC of .15% or more, Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident and Operating a Vehicle without Financial Responsibility.
All criminal Suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.