Vigo County – October 9, 2019, at approximately 7:35 p.m., Orelius T. Barnett III, age 34, of Brazil, was stopped for failure to signal near State Road 46 and Village Drive, by Senior Trooper David Petrowski. Further investigation revealed Barnett was intoxicated and had a blood alcohol content of .33%. A thirteen-year old boy and Barnett’s girlfriend, the boy’s mother, were also in the vehicle. Barnett was taken to the Vigo County jail where he is currently being held without bond. The thirteen-year old boy was released to his mother who was not intoxicated.
Arrested and Charges: Orelius T. Barnett III, 34, Brazil, IN
- Driving While Intoxicated with a Passenger less than 18 years of age, Class 6 Felony
- Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC .15% or more, Class A Misdemeanor
- Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated Endangering a Person, Class C Misdemeanor
Assisting Officer: Gerald Stump, Indiana State Police
All suspects Are Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty in a Court of Law.