The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, August 31, 2019 near the intersection of N. First Ave and Lohoff Ave. A total of 142 vehicles were diverted from N. First Ave into the checkpoint.
The checkpoint ran from 11:00pm to 2:00am. A Indiana State Police trooper assigned to the checkpoint stopped a motorist for a traffic violation north of the checkpoint resulting in an arrest for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated. Another motorist was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant after entering the checkpoint. One motorist was cited for possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container after entering the checkpoint. Two more were cited for Driving while License Suspended.
Motorists who had not been drinking and in possession of a valid license were back on the road in less than 90 seconds. Motorists who had been drinking were checked for signs of impairment and given the option to find alternate transportation if their breath alcohol content approached the legal limit.
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).
Jacqueline Dawn Pullom (pictured above), 35, of Evanville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated (with Test Refusal) as a Class A Misdemeanor.
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