Jennings jail commander facing charges after near-crash

The Jennings County Jail commander has been arrested, accused of drunk driving after nearly hitting a deputy.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy on patrol Friday night in the area of Butlerville on U.S. 50 saw a van cross the centerline and nearly striking his patrol vehicle. After pulling the vehicle over, he identified the driver as Natasha Goins, the county jail commander.

After noticing the signs of alcohol impairment, the deputy immediately called in the Indiana State Police to investigate.

Goins was arrested and taken to the Ripley County Jail. According to the sheriff, she has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending termination upon release from jail.