Police: Indiana man crashes car into tree, tests for 0.364 BAC

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Michael S. Burton (left) and Glenda Dixon (right)

Michael S. Burton (left) and Glenda Dixon (right)

COLUMBUS (Sept. 25, 2014) – A Columbus man had a blood alcohol concentration more than four times the legal limit when he crashed his car, police said.

Officers from the Columbus Police Department responded Wednesday night after a car crashed into a tree. The driver then left the scene of the accident. It happened around 6 p.m. in the 700 block of Maple Street.

Police located Michael S. Burton, 42, and Glenda Dixon, 43. Dixon told officers that she was behind the wheel of the car when it crashed. Witnesses, however, told police a different story and identified Burton as the driver.

Police said Burton failed several field sobriety tests and blew a 0.364 during a portable breathalyzer test–more than four times the legal limit to drive in Indiana. He was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Police arrested Dixon on a charge of false informing.