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Mayor, No Laws Broken

Last updated on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

(MITCHELL) - Mitchell Mayor, Dan Terrell has voiced his claims on a recent report filed by the Lawrence County Superior Court.

The claims involving the silent but well talked about story of Mayor Dan Terrell possibly driving while intoxicated early Valentines Day morning of this year.

The report filed with the Superior Court stated that Mayor Terrell blew .071% on a non-certified portable breathalyzer test given by Indiana State Police which lands under the legal limit of .08%, however during a blood test Terrell's blood alcohol level was at .06%.

Terrell informed the radio station that although he does disagree with portions of police report, he does ultimately agree with conclusions of police and other officials, that he had committed no crime, as well as agrees with portions of the police report that state that he was polite and cooperative.

The report indicates that Terrell was originally pulled over by Indiana State Police due to traffic violations.

Troopers stated that they noticed an odor coming from the vehicle, which could possibly have come from the intoxicated passenger, resulting in further investigation into a possible impairment.

Although Terrell did admit to police officials to having had a few drinks during dinner earlier that night, he denies the claim that he was showing any signs of impairment.

According to the report Terrell failed several sobriety tests, including the Horizantal Gaze Nystagmus test, one-leg stand, and the nine-step walk and turn.

After conducting the tests at the scene that night, the police reportedly handed Terrell his keys and told him he was free to go home.

Terrell stated that after he, himself reviewed the report, he would like to point out that the special prosecutor determined that he had broken no laws.

Terrell additionally stated that "in short, I was stopped by police, was polite and cooperative, and was allowed to go home.

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