Bloomfield woman facing charges after Jeep crashed into utility pole on Calvertville Road

Tawnna-Raye Capehart

Tawnna-Raye Capehart

A rural Bloomfield woman was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident after she allegedly crashed her Jeep into a utility pole last Thursday on Calvertville Road.

Tawnna-Raye A. Capehart, 27, Bloomfield, was arrested by Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Jackson and booked into the Greene County Jail where her bond was set at $4,500 surety with ten percent cash allowed. She has since posted $450 cash and been released.

Deputy Jackson was dispatched to the scene after a passing driver reported the crash around 2:48 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, in the area of 3694 East Calvertville Road. The caller said a black Jeep had hit a utility pole and the pole was broken in two. He said he saw blood inside the Jeep but nobody was there.

When Deputy Jackson arrived, he determined the black 2010 Jeep Wrangler was registered to Capehart and he located her at her home.

According to the deputy, Capehart said she had taken a friend home, then fell asleep and wrecked her Jeep on the way back. She could not get cell service so she walked home. He said she admitted to drinking a beer at a bar earlier, and he noted she had a bloody nose plus he detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage.

The Greene County Ambulance Service responded to check on Capehart but Jackson said she refused medical aid.

Jackson reported Capehart failed field sobriety testing but volunteered to take a portable breath test which he said showed she had a blood-alcohol concentration of .117.

Capehart was transported to the sheriff’s department where Wayman JR Blazier of the Bloomfield Police Department, a certified chemical test operator, said she again failed sobriety testing and when given a chemical test, results showed she tested with a BAC of .102.

Capehart’s initial hearing was scheduled for September 10 but after Defense Attorney Carl Salzmann of Bloomington filed his appearance in the case, the defense waived the initial hearing.

Capehart is facing charges of:

  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, a Class A misdemeanor,
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class C misdemeanor,
  • Operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to at least .08 but less than .15, a Class C misdemeanor, and
  • Leaving the scene of an accident, a Class B misdemeanor.

The Highland Township Fire Department also responded to assist on the scene of the crash.