Driver stopped for 104 mph arrested for OWI

SCOTTSBURG – A Henryville man was arrested for operating while intoxicated and other charges after being stopped for driving 104 miles per hour on I-65.  

In the early morning hours Friday, Trooper Cameron Collins was sitting stationary on I-65 just north of the Scottsburg exit observing traffic. Shortly after 2 am, a southbound car approached at a high rate of speed. Trooper Collins “clocked” the vehicle, a red Ford Escape, at 104 mph in a 70-mph zone. After passing Trooper Collins, the car moved into the right-hand lane and tailgated a semi-truck dangerously close before taking the Scottsburg Exit. 

Trooper Collins stopped the car on SR 56 in Scottsburg and identified the driver as 24-year-old Blake C. Provenza, of Henryville, Indiana. After observing signs of possible impairment, Trooper Collins began an OWI investigation. After administering field sobriety tests, a preliminary breath test registered .18%, over twice the legal limit. The investigation also uncovered Blake Provenza was operating in violation of his driving conditions. Trooper Collins then transported Blake Provenza to Scott Memorial Hospital for an official blood draw. 

Blake Provenza was transported to the Scott County Jail without further incident. Blake Provenza is preliminarily charged with Operating While Intoxicated, Operating While Intoxicated with Endangerment, Reckless Driving, and Violation of Driving Conditions.