Former Terre Haute man arrested for DUI

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James E. McDowell III

James E. McDowell III, 50, formerly of Terre Haute was arrested around 10 pm last night in Clinton for driving while intoxicated.

Vermillion County Dispatch received a call about a male subject at the Corner Stop Gas station. The caller stated that the male subject appeared to be highly intoxicated and was sitting in a minivan in the parking lot. 

When authorities arrived a store employee stated that the subject had taken off northbound.

Eventually Deputies were able to catch up with him after the vehicle nearly crashed into a yard.

McDowell was arrested for driving while intoxicated and driving while suspended prior. McDowell is currently being held at the Vermillion County Jail with a bond.

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