Paul Hoevel

Paul Hoevel (Waterman Police photo)

A Crete man was jailed in DeKalb County on Tuesday night after police in Waterman say the man's vehicle became stuck in mud, adjacent to railroad tracks while he was driving under the influence.

Waterman Police say in a statement that 64 year-old Paul Hoevel of Shady Grove Court is charged with Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving Under the Influence with a BAC Over .08, Unlawful Transportation of Open Liquor, and Criminal Trespass to Property.

Around 9:00 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of E. Adams St. after it was observed that a vehicle was driving off road.

Police say they local Hoevel and say his vehicle subsequently became stuck in the mud adjacent to the train tracks in the area of Route 30 and Poplar Street.

BNSF Railroad was notified and, as a safety precaution, train traffic temporarily stopped in the area due to the proximity of police activity to the rails.

Hoevel was arrested on the charges and was transported to the DeKalb County Jail.

Information provided in this report has been obtained from area authorities, including but not limited to local police, fire and emergency dispatch officials. Information is sourced only from official sources of public information unless otherwise stated. Subjects listed who have been charged or cited for crimes have not been proven guilty in court and all acts are alleged.