Former Terre Haute man arrested for DUI

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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