Hancock Co. coroner sentenced in OVWI case

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A Hancock County coroner, who was arrested in early May on an operating a vehicle while intoxicated charge, was sentenced Wednesday.

Tamara Vangundy entered a plea agreement and was sentenced to two years of probation, after being found guilty of official misconduct and OVWI.

Authorities said Vangundy arrived intoxicated to a death investigation in New Palestine, Ind.  Deputies reported seeing Vangundy stagger from her vehicle and appearing to be impaired.  The coroner was issued a portable breath test and had a .16 blood alcohol content level, said police.

Vangundy comes from a prominent family of city officials.  Her brother is Greenfield Police Chief John Jester, her mother retired from the city council and her father was a high-ranking officer in the county’s fire department.

As part of the plea agreement, Vangundy must attend a victim impact panel meeting.

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