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Driver with .37% BAC Arrested in Evansville

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 1:28 PM

Vanderburgh County – Indiana State Police conducted a saturation patrol last night targeting impaired and dangerous drivers in Evansville. Between 4:00 and 11:00 p.m., Troopers issued 25 traffic tickets, 20 warnings, arrested three impaired drivers and arrested one driver for being a habitual traffic violator.

Arrested and Charges

Brittany Curtis, 26, Evansville

Curtis was stopped on Washington Avenue near Governor for having an expired license plate and for texting. When Trooper Campbell approached her vehicle he detected a strong odor of alcohol and marijuana. Field sobriety tests revealed Curtis was impaired, but she refused to submit to a chemical test. She was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail.

  • Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
  • Driving While Intoxicated with a Prior DUI Arrest, Class 6 Felony

Chuck Becker, 29, Evansville

Becker was involved in a two-vehicle crash at First Avenue and Diamond Avenue. Further investigation revealed Becker had a blood alcohol content of .37%. He was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail. The Evansville Police Department investigated the crash.

  • Driving While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor

Amy Eaton, 35, Evansville

Eaton was stopped at Riverside Drive and Kentucky Avenue after she failed to use her turn signal when required. When Trooper Gramig approached the driver he detected signs of impairment. Field sobriety tests revealed she was impaired. She was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital where further investigation revealed she was under the influence of marijuana and meth. She was also in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Eaton was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail.

  • Driving While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor

Robert Bowers, 54, Evansville

Bowers was stopped on SR 66 near First Avenue for a traffic violation. Further investigation by Trooper Rafferty revealed he was a Habitual Traffic Violator. He was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail.

  • Habitual Traffic Violator, Class 6 Felony

The Indiana state Police are committed to traffic safety and will continue to conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints to apprehend impaired drivers and to deter others from drinking and driving.

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Evansville District 35

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Evansville Teen Seriously Injured in ATV Accident on Sunday


Sunday, April 9, 2017, 10:52 PM

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident in Pike County that resulted in a teenage girl being life-flighted to an Evansville Hospital.

Baylee Coffman (17) of Evansville was ejected from an Arctic Cat ATV that rolled onto its side.  She suffered significant injuries to her right arm and was transported to St. Marys Hospital for treatment.

Jacob Rice (18) of Petersburg was operating the ATV in circles when it rolled.  He was able to roll it back onto its wheels and drove Coffman to a location accessible by ambulance.

Responding agencies included Petersburg Police Department, Petersburg Fire Department, Emergency One, Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Air Evac and Indiana Conservation Officers.

That accident occurred around 5:00 pm on private property near River Road west of Petersburg.

Neither subject was wearing a helmet or seatbelt.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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