The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, May 25, 2019 near the intersection of NW 2nd Street and S. 3rd Avenue. A total of 78 vehicles were diverted from NW 2nd Street into the checkpoint. The checkpoint ran from 10:00pm to 2:00am.

A total of two (2) motorists were arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated after entering the checkpoint. 

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).

Previously: Sobriety Checkpoint Planned for Memorial Day Weekend


James Thomas Floyd (pictured above), 66, of Corydon, KY. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class C Misdemeanor (.11 BrAC).

Michial Joseph Harris II (pictured above), 29, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class A Misdemeanor (.10 BrAC), Operating a Motor Vehicle with an Open Container as a Class C Infraction.

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