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Police: Woman crashes into I-69 construction zone at four times the legal limit

Posted: 12:43 PM, Aug 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-14 16:43:00Z

PENDLETON, Ind. -- A woman who crashed into a construction zone on I-69 Monday night tested at four times the legal alcohol limit. 

Indiana State Police Sgt. Scott Jarvis was at the 217 Mile Marker of I-69 at about 10:30 p.m. when a vehicle, driven by Rachel Whited, 30, crashed into an arrow board and a "crash truck" dump truck.

Jarvis reached the driver and found her uninjured, but showing signs of impairment. Whited tested at .32% BAC. 

She was arrested on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated and endangerment. 

"It is unfortunate that despite all the signage, police lights, and other lighting at a construction zone, that workers have to rely on a 'crash truck' to keep them safe; however the truck served its purpose last night and kept the workers from being injured or possibly killed," Jarvis said. 

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