Coroner arrested on alcohol charge

The Hancock County coroner was arrested early Thursday morning, police said, after she drove to a death investigation with a blood alcohol level at twice the legal limit. Tamara VanGundy was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Police said VanGundy was called to New Palestine late Wednesday night to investigate a possible suicide. When she showed up an hour later, she staggered from her vehicle and was noticeably impaired, officers said. VanGundy was booked into the Hancock County Jail, where she will likely remain until a Friday court appearance.

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