Police: Man arrested on OWI charges after driving 40 mph below speed limit


Mug shot of Robert D. Mills

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4 Fast Facts

  • Robert Mills was arrest on drunk driving charges.
  • Police say he was clocked going 41 miles an hour under the speed limit on I-65.
  • Police say he was also braking erratically.
  • Police say there were also several beer cans in the car.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – A man was arrested in Bartholomew County after a trooper pulled him over for driving over 40 mph below the speed limit.

A Bartholomew County deputy was dispatched to northbound I-65 in reference to a possible intoxicated driver around 2 a.m. Friday morning.

After observing the suspect vehicle, the deputy clocked its speed at 29 mph in a 70 mph speed zone.  The deputy also observed the driver braking erratically, crossing the center line, and almost coming to a complete stop before driving onto the breakdown lane and returning to the driving lane.

The deputy stopped the vehicle at the 68 mile marker and made contact with the driver, identified as Robert D. Mills, 46, of Hammond, Indiana.  The deputy observed several beer cans in the driver’s area and Mills displayed multiple signs of impairment.

Mills was incarcerated on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and has since been released on $5,000 bond.

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