The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in the 5000 block of East Virginia Street near Tennis Lane.

A total of 34 vehicles were diverted from East Virginia Street into the checkpoint. The checkpoint ran from 11:30pm to 2:00am.

Just after midnight a vehicle operated by Mr. Dominique Jamal Pointer approached the checkpoint, but then turned abruptly without properly signaling. An Indiana State Police trooper assigned to the perimeter of the checkpoint stopped Mr. Pointer. The trooper recovered multiple bags of marijuana, digital scales, nearly $500 in currency and a handgun from the vehicle. Mr. Pointer was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail.

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: Dominique Jamal Pointer, 20, of Evansville. Dealing Marijuana as a Level 6 Felony, Handgun without a License as a Class A Misdemeanor.