Two arrested on drunk-driving charges Tuesday evening

Columbus police say they made two arrests of suspected drunk driving charges last night.

Dustin Thompson. Photo courtesy of Columbus police.

A Columbus man is facing felony drunk driving charges after an incident last night.

Police stopped a vehicle for driving erratically in the 800 block of East County Road 450S, near the Bartholomew County landfill at about 6 p.m. last night. The driver 29-year-old Dustin J. Thompson was allegedly slurring his speech and a breath test revealed a blood alcohol level of .261, more than three times the legal limit, according to Columbus police.

He is facing charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a previous conviction, a Level 6 felony.

Tracey J. Owen. Photo courtesy of Columbus police.

Just over an hour later, Columbus police were called to the roundabout at Indianapolis Road and Lindsey Street after a crash there.

One of the drivers, 56-year-old Tracey J. Owen of Columbus appeared intoxicated to police and failed several field sobriety tests. She was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to have her blood tested but refused. A warrant was issued, her blood was drawn and she was taken to jail on a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.