Trooper Nearly Struck by Impaired Driver in Vigo County

Vigo County—This afternoon at 2:04, Vigo County Central Dispatch reported via police radio, a possible impaired driver operating a gold 2000 Honda northbound on US 41 from Clinton Road. Minutes later, ISP Sergeant Joe Rutledge and Trooper Brad Fyfe spotted the northbound Honda traveling toward them partially in the southbound lane. Rutledge and Fyfe were southbound and the Honda nearly struck the ISP vehicle.

The Honda was stopped at US 41 and Lambert Avenue. The driver appeared to be somewhat incoherent and possibly intoxicated.

The driver was taken into custody and transported to Terre Haute Union Hospital for a chemical test. The preliminary result was positive for opiates.

Arrested:         David M. Sankey, age 42, of Terre Haute, IN.

Charges:          Operating While Intoxicated (Controlled Substance) and numerous traffic citations

Plus wanted on warrant from Vigo County on Invasion of Privacy violation

Assisting ISP Sergeant Joe Rutledge and Trooper Brad Fyfe were ISP Sergeant Joe Watts and Troopers Jason Schoffstall, Tim Rader, and Chuck Murphy.

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