Crash on US 50 leads to arrest of two people

A one-vehicle crash in Jennings County led to the arrests of two people over the weekend.

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department says that at approximately 5:23 p.m. Saturday, dispatch received a call about a woman who had rolled her vehicle on US 50 in the area of County Road 900 West. The driver, 26-year-old Devan Whitaker, of Seymour, wasn’t hurt, however deputies detected the odor of alcohol. Police say a certified test indicated that Whitaker was operating at nearly twice the legal limit.

While on scene of the crash, Whitaker’s boyfriend, 27-year-old Jerry Hill, of North Vernon, arrived hoping to take her home. Authorities say that Hill decided to drive to the sheriff’s office in hopes that Whitaker would be released.

Authorities say that Whitaker was booked into the jail at about 7:18 p.m. When deputies went to speak with Hill, they detected the odor of alcohol on him. Further investigation revealed that Hill was also well above the legal limit, according to police.

Both Whitaker and Hill are facing a preliminary charge of Operating While Intoxicated.