Loogootee man cited for numerous violations

A Loogootee man is facing several charges following a two vehicle accident on Jasper’s northside Saturday afternoon.

Jasper city police report 39 year old Charles Kline was southbound on Newton Street, when he came upon slowed traffic north of the 36th Street intersection.  Officers say Kline became impatient with the slow flow of traffic and began tailgating and swerving in his lane of travel.  Kline then attempted to pass the vehicle in front of him, but in doing so, lost control of his 2010 Chevy Cavalier, crossed the center line and struck a northbound Ford F-150 driven by 64 year old Gary Brown of Santa Claus.

The force of impact caused Brown’s truck to flip onto its top before coming to a stop.  Brown and his passenger, 60 year old Maria Brown, were transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, for complaint of pain to the right side of their bodies.  In addition, Maria Brown complained of pain to the head.  Kline was not injured in the 2:01pm accident.  Both vehicles were considered total losses.

Kline was cited for driving left of center, reckless driving, unsafe lane movement, failure to obey signs and markings while driving as well as OWI-controlled substance and lodged in the Dubois County Security Center.

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