Man headbutts conservation officer, arrest made

DUBOIS – Indiana Conservation Officers and the Dubois County Sheriffs Department are investigating a motor vehicle accident that occurred in the town of Dubois.

The accident resulted in destruction of a road sign, stop sign and two utility poles.  The truck came to rest under the second utility pole that it struck.  

Ryan Singleton

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 31-year-old Ryan M. Singleton, of Dubois.  Police say Singleton showed signs of impairment at the accident scene and was taken to the Jasper City Police Department for a certified chemical test.  

After becoming verbally abusive and refusing to take the chemical test Singleton head-butted a conservation officer in the face.  

After medical clearance at Memorial Hospital, Singleton was booked into the Dubois County Jail without further incident on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, OWI endangerment, OWI refusal, and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Responding agencies included the Dubois County Sheriffs Department, Dubois Fire Department, Jasper Police Department, Sternberg’s Wrecker Service and Indiana Conservation Officers.