A woman who drove her car onto railroad tracks in Bartholomew County was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.
Sheriff’s deputies responded at 10:29 p.m. Monday to a report of a vehicle on the railroad track at the intersection of W. County Road 550N and U.S. 31 North, sheriff’s department spokeswoman Judy Jackson said.
Deputies saw the vehicle on the track and a southbound train was approaching the location. Railroad officials were contacted and the train was stopped well short of the vehicle, Jackson said.
A breath test showed that the driver — identified as Jennifer P. Grimes, 39, 2914 Traditions Court, Franklin — had an alcohol-breath concentration level of .166, more than double the state’s legal limit of .08 percent, Jackson said.
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Grimes’ vehicle sustained minor damage after running onto the track, Jackson said.
Grimes was arrested and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, where she was released on $5,000 bond, according to jail records.
Deputy Jon Lanning was assisted by deputies Matt Bush and Brent Worman.