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Suspected drunk driver gets her vehicle stuck at Indiana State Police post

Bloomington woman faces OWI charges
Posted at 4:57 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 16:57:12-04

BLOOMINGTON—A Bloomington woman faces drunk driving charges after police found Patricia Ann Ritzenthaler and her car stuck on a curb.

In this case, it was state police who made the arrest and the incident happened at the Indiana State Police post near I 69 and State Road 46 in Bloomington.

"Her vehicle was hanging freely over a steep ledge when Trooper Sam Wagner arrived at the scene," according to ISP Public Information Officer Sgt. Curt Durnil. "Trooper Wagner's investigation, his experience and a certified breath test led him to discover several factors of probable cause that Ritzenthaler was intoxicated."

She was charged with Operating While Intoxicated and Operating With a Blood Content of Greater Than .08% BAC.

The ISP post is on Packinghouse Road, which is a dead end street. Why Ritzenthaler would drive her car into the post parking lot isn't clear.