Bloomington woman charged for OWI after allegedly getting stuck on curb at police post


Patricia Ann Ritzenthaler

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana State Police (ISP) have charged a 73-year-old Bloomington woman for operating her vehicle while intoxicated.

ISP said just before midnight on Friday, September 6, a vehicle became stuck after allegedly driving over a concrete curb at the Indiana State Police Post in Bloomington.

Patricia Ann Ritzenthaler, 73 of Bloomington was found shortly after police discovered her vehicle hanging freely over a steep ledge.

Police said several factors and a certified breath test led them to believe that Ritzenthaler was intoxicated.

She was charged with operating while intoxicated and operating with a blood alcohol content of greater than .08%, and was remanded into the Monroe County Sheriff’s custody.

(Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police)
(Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police)

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