Jasper man arrested for reckless driving, resisting law enforcement

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John Hilgefort, photo courtesy Dubois County Security Center

(WEHT)- 53-year-old John Hilgefort was arrested early Saturday morning after police say he attempted to flee a traffic stop.

Authorities say Hilgefort committed “multiple infractions” including striking a mailbox before being stopped near the intersection of Division Road and Stewart Road in Jasper.

The police say they were able to take Hilgefort into custody after a “brief standoff” and charged him with resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness, reckless driving, disorderly conduct, leaving the scene of an accident, and operating while intoxicated.

Hilgefort is currently being held at the Dubois County Security Center.

Image: Dubois County Security Center

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(This story was originally published on January 25, 2020)

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