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An allegedly intoxicated Washington man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after causing a disturbance at a Loogootee residence.

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Arrested and Charged was Derek J. Worland, 33, Washington, IN.

He was charged with:

  • Operating While Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction in Last 5 Years, Level 6 Felony
  • Intimidation, Class A Misdemeanor
  • Public Intoxication, Class B Misdemeanor

At 3:52 P.M. Wednesday, Martin County dispatchers received a 911 call from a female who said a male was banging on the front door of her home and refusing to leave.

Fearing for her safety, the female took her four year old child and left out of a back door of the residence, going to a neighbor’s home without the male knowing.

Trooper Ross Johnson and Loogootee Police Chief Kelly Rayhill arrived at the home moments later.

The male,  Worland,  appeared to officers to be extremely intoxicated.

Officers learned that Worland had driven from Washington to Loogootee and had been at the residence for about 15 minutes prior to their arrival.

Through the investigation, Trooper Johnson found that Worland had a blood alcohol content of .32%, four times the legal driving limit of .08%.

Worland was placed under arrest for Operating While Intoxicated, Public Intoxication, and Intimidation, and was lodged in the Martin County Jail.