Two Wrecks, Two Intoxicated Driving Arrests In Dearborn County

Deputies had to deal with at least two drunk driving crashes on Saturday.

James DeMoss (left) and Dion Skelton. Photos by Dearborn County Sheriff's Department.

(Dearborn County, Ind.) - Two OWI arrests were made after a couple vehicle crashes in Dearborn County on Saturday, December 1.

The first wreck happened about 12:53 p.m. when James DeMoss, 36, of Cincinnati, went left of center on Stateline Road at Seldom Seen Drive. His vehicle hit an oncoming vehicle head-on, according to sheriff’s deputies.

DeMoss was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person (class A misdemeanor) and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (class C misdemeanor).

The second crash happened Saturday evening on State Road 1 near Tanner Valley Church when a pickup truck wrecked into a guardrail.

The driver fled the scene. Greendale Police officers soon tracked him down in the area.

Dion Skelton, 50, of Freeport, Texas, allegedly admitted to drunk driving. His BAC on a portable breath test was .16, twice the legal driving limit, deputies said.

Skelton was arrested for Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction (level 6 felony), Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person (class A misdemeanor), Failure to Stop After an Accident (class B misdemeanor), and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated (class C misdemeanor).

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