The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on July 03, 2017 near the intersection of N. First Avenue and Lohoff Avenue. The Sheriff’s Office, Evansville Police Department and Indiana State Excise Police participated.

A total of 53 vehicles were diverted from N. First Avenue into the checkpoint. The checkpoint ran from 11:00pm to 2:00am. A total of three (3) motorists were arrested, either after entering the checkpoint or after being stopped for a traffic violation before the checkpoint.

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).

Previous news release: 2017-NR-045


Edna Louise Coleman (pictured above), 39, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class A Misdemeanor, Resisting Law Enforcemenet as a Class A Misdemeanor, Intimidation of a Law Enforcement Officer as a Level 6 Felony, Disorderly Conduct as a Class B Misdemeanor

Moises Pedro Ruiz (pictured above), 22, of Evansville. Operating License Never Received as a Class C Misdemeanor

Joseph Lee Cleary (pictured above), 38, of Evansville. Failure to Appear (FTA) on charges of: Resisting Law Enforcement, Driving while License Suspended, Disregarding Stop Sign.

Presumption of Innocence Notice: The fact that a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.