The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, September 25, 2015 at NW 2nd Street and S. 3rd Avenue. The checkpoint ran from 11:30pm to 2:30am.

A total of 77 vehicles were diverted from NW 2nd Street into the checkpoint. At approxiamatly 1:30am a vehicle operated by Mr. Derrik Hardin entered the checkpoint. Mr. Hardin was visibly intoxicated and was asked to perform field sobriety testing. Mr. Hardin was subsequently arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated and other charges related to narcotics possession.

Funding for local sobriety checkpoint operations is provided by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Pictured above: Derrik Hardin, 24, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class A Misdemeanor with Test Refusal, Possession of Marijuana as a Class B Misdemeanor, Possession of a Scheduled Substance as a Class A Misdemeanor, Possession of Paraphernalia as a Class C Misdemeanor.