Mitchell man arrested after crashing in front of Trooper

PAOLI – Indiana State Police say a Mitchell man is facing a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after crashing his vehicle in front of a State Trooper Mackenzi Alexander Sunday morning on State Road 37 in Paoli.

According to Trooper Alexander, 24-year-old Jaden Hawkins ran off the road and struck a culvert and some mailboxes before stopping on State Road 37.

Police say Hawkins showed visible signs of impairment. Hawkins was transported to IU Health in Paoli for a chemical test and medical clearance.

Hawkins was subsequently arrested.