Man drives to police post, gets OWI

Mugshot of Jacob A. Zehr II (Photo courtesy of Jasper ISP)

JASPER, Ind. (WISH) – A Dubois man was arrested for OWI on Sunday afternoon after driving to and parking his car in the Indiana State Police Post in Jasper.

A police officer thought it suspicious that Jacob A. Zehr II, 41, chose to park in the police parking lot, so around 5:50 p.m. the police officer went to Zehr’s 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier to ask him if he needed assistance.

According to the report, when Zehr was explaining his presence in the parking lot – that he was meeting the mother of his children to drop off his two children – the police officer reported smelling alcohol.

After a short investigation, police found Zehr had a blood alcohol level of .08 percent.

Zehr was arrested and taken to the Dubois County Security Center, and faces possible charges of operating while intoxicated with minor passengers and two counts of neglect of a dependent, all of which are Level 6 felonies. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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