Clay County – At approximately 7:10 p.m., on December 9, 2021, Master Trooper Todd Brown was patrolling near US 40 and County Road 350 East when he stopped a Chevrolet passenger vehicle for unsafe lane movement. The driver was identified as Blaze A. Bottorff, age 24, of Greencastle. Trooper Brown detected the odor of alcoholic beverage coming from Bottorff. Several field sobriety tests were administered, and Ms. Bottorff failed each test. Bottorff was then read implied consent by Trooper Brown, in which she agreed to take a certified chemical test.
Upon arriving to Clay St. Vincent Hospital Ms. Bottorff was administered a certified chemical test, which showed that she had a BAC.40% (Blood Alcohol Content), the legal limit in Indiana is .08%. Due to her high level of alcohol, Ms. Bottorff was required to wait for medical clearance from a doctor. Once Bottorff was medically cleared, she was placed under arrest and taken to the Clay County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.
Charges: Blaze A. Bottoruff, age 24, Greencastele
- Operating a vehicle with a BAC .15 or more, Class A Misdemeanor
- Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class C Misdemeanor
All suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.