Police: Man arrested after crash, walking into home

A man was arrested after police said he drove into a Whiteland yard and then tried to get into the home.

James R. Vincent-Dunn, 33, of Whiteland, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

Just before 9 p.m. Tuesday, police were called to a home in the 300 block of Arlington Drive in Whiteland, where residents reported someone had driven into their yard and tried to get into their home.

Police found a vehicle sitting in the yard, which had damaged landscaping and a bench outside, according to the Whiteland Police Department report.

A resident also told police the driver came onto the porch and then walked into her home. She told him to leave and pushed him out the door, and the man walked away, the report said.

Officers found Vincent-Dunn, who owned the vehicle in the yard, walking nearby and brought him back to the home, where the resident identified him as the man who came into her house, the report said.

Vincent-Dunn told police he had parked his car on the street and was walking home, and denied hitting anything. He told police he’d had a little to drink, and a test showed his blood-alcohol content was .199 percent, more than twice the limit to be considered intoxicated, the report said.

Vincent-Dunn, 316 Lynwood Drive, was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail and released on $2,000 bond.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.