Erratic Driver Found to be Impaired in Vigo County

Vigo County—Monday afternoon at 3:17, Vigo County Central Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a possible impaired driver southbound on US 150 entering West Terre Haute. The reporting party stated the white Toyota Corolla was operating very erratically and disregarded the railroad crossing gates indicating an approaching train on US 150 just north of Old Paris Road.

Indiana State Police spotted the vehicle southbound on US 150 at US 40. The vehicle was stopped and the driver displayed classic signs of intoxication. A subsequent breath test at the Vigo County Jail revealed the suspect’s BAC at .21%. He was arrested on charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and other traffic related violations. The legal limit for intoxication in Indiana is .08%.

Arrested:         Jason Bennett, age 44, of Terre Haute, IN.

Bennett was reportedly on his way to pick up a family member at a nearby school.

Arresting officer was ISP Trooper Nicole Cheeks. Assisting were ISP Sergeant Joe Watts and West Terre Haute Police Officer Sergeant Kris Froschauer.

Motorists are strongly urged to dial 911 and report dangerous and or suspected impaired driving.

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