Posey County – Friday night, March 29, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Trooper Korey Mauck was patrolling St. Wendel-Cynthiana Road when he observed an Arctic Cat Side by Side vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver then failed to stop for the stop sign at St. Wendel Road.
Trooper Mauck attempted to stop the vehicle, but it continued southbound on St. Wendel Road and then onto several other county roads. As the driver attempted to turn left onto St. Wendel Hills Road he lost control and the vehicle rolled onto its side. The driver and passenger immediately crawled out of the vehicle and were taken into custody.
The driver was identified as Rayne Bitter, 27, of Wadesville. While talking to Bitter, Trooper Mauck detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and noticed he had blood shot eyes. Mauck also observed an open beer bottle in the cup holder of the vehicle. Further investigation revealed Bitter had a blood alcohol content of .09 %.
Bitter was arrested and taken to the Posey County Jail where he is currently being held on bond. Bitter’s 21-year-old passenger was not arrested.
ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
• Rayne M. Bitter, 27, Wadesville, IN
1. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class D Felony
2. Driving While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor
Arresting Officer: Trooper Korey Mauck, Indiana State Police
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