Friday night, September 2, at approximately 6:33 p.m., Indiana State Police responded to a crash involving injuries on I-64 near the 42-mile marker, east of Lynnville.

Arrested and Charged was Justa Shinn, 33, Fort Wayne, IN

  1. Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor
  2. Neglect of a Dependent, Level 6 Felony
  3. Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor

When troopers arrived, they located a white 2008 Subaru Impreza off the roadway and on its top.

The driver, Justa Shinn, 33, of Fort Wayne, and her two children were still inside the vehicle.

The two children were removed, but the driver was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by Lynnville and Pigeon Twp. Fire Departments.

The driver and two children were properly restrained at the time of the crash. An odor of marijuana was detected inside the vehicle. Preliminary investigation revealed Shinn was traveling west on I-64 and for unknown reasons left the roadway, struck the wooded tree line on the north side of the interstate and overturned.

Shinn and her two children received minor injuries and were transported to Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Boonville where they were treated and released. 

Troopers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on Shinn, and she displayed signs of impairment. Shinn submitted to a blood test and the results are pending. 

Troopers searched Shinn’s vehicle and found alcohol, two clear baggies containing marijuana, and marijuana gummies. Shinn’s two children were taken into protective custody by the Indiana Department of Child Services.

Shinn was arrested and taken to the Warrick County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Trey Stewart, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officers: Sergeant Brown and Trooper Eaton, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agency: Warrick County Sheriff’s Office