The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office arrested two DUI motorists in two separate incidents over the weekend. Both of the motorists were intoxicated while transporting children.

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7:10pm a sheriff’s deputy detailed to a federally funded traffic safety grant stopped a white sport utility vehicle on E. Riverside Dr. near Evans Ave. The vehicle was operating without its headlights on. The driver, Ms. Tricia Dawn Handley, was found to be intoxicated. Ms. Handley was transporting her 10-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old family friend at the time. Testing later revealed Ms. Handley’s breath alcohol concentration to be .185, which is more than double the legal limit of .08.

On Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 9:10pm a sheriff’s deputy on normal patrol stopped a blue passenger car on Saint Joseph Ave near Westbrook Blvd. The driver failed to yield to an approaching vehicle and nearly caused a collision. The driver, Ms. Jaclyn Frances Duncan, was found to be intoxicated. Ms. Duncan was transporting her 7-year-old daughter at the time. Testing later revealed Ms. Duncan’s breath alcohol concentration to be .146.

Both Ms. Handley and Ms. Duncan were booked on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated with a Child under 18 as a Level 6 Felony.

Funding for additional DUI patrols is provided by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


Pictured above: Tricia Dawn Handley, 44,of Evansville.


Pictured above: Jaclyn Frances Duncan, 24, of Evansville.