Dubois sheriff: DUI suspect drove burning truck, threatened deputies, urinated in cruiser | News
A Holland man is in jail after Dubois County sheriffs deputies say he was driving drunk and threatened officers who tried to arrest him.
The saga began Saturday evening after a 911 call from someone who indicated a pickup truck driving slowly on State Road 64 near the Holland Junction with smoke coming from the wheel well of the vehicle. The caller told dispatchers he was able to get the driver’s attention and managed to get him to pull over. Once the driver stopped the truck along the side of the road, it caught fire.
The sheriff’s office says when deputies arrived, they found the driver, Clifford Wright, 49, appeared to be highly intoxicated. Wright told them a friend was driving earlier but the caller who reported the incident had stated there were no other occupants in the truck.
Deputies say Wright refused to submit to any testing despite a warrant and that he made multiple threats to law enforcement. They tacked on a criminal mischief charge after they say he urinated in the deputy’s cruiser. Other charges may be pending once the report on the incident is reviewed by the county prosecutor.