ISP arrest semi driver for OWI after northbound I-65 crash in Jackson County


James M. Murphy

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana State Police (ISP) have arrested the driver of a semi for operating while intoxicated after a crash on I-65 Monday morning.

ISP said all lanes of northbound I-65 was closed for nearly eight hours at the 51.5 mile marker near Seymour after the semi ran off the road and overturned.

The driver of the semi, James M. Murphy, 56, of Kentucky, was arrested for operating while intoxicated after a breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.26%.

Murphy was taken to the Jackson County Jail and was also cited for an open container violation and disregarding a traffic control device.

Police said neither Murphy nor his female passenger were injured in the crash.

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