Sobriety Checkpoint Leads to Intoxicated Driving Arrests

Published 07/20 2014 08:21PM

Updated 07/20 2014 08:29PM

A sobriety checkpoint held in Vanderburgh county nets a couple of reportedly intoxicated drivers. One of which nearly hit a sheriff's deputy.

The checkpoint was held at North Fulton and West Florida from 11:30 Saturday night until 2:30 Sunday morning. The agencies involved were the Sheriff's Office and Evansville Police.

Around 12:30 Sunday morning, authorities arrested Mark Douglas for DUI. Authorities say he came through the intersection on his black moped and appeared intoxicated.

Fifteen minutes later, authorities say Nicholas Hurse drove through the checkpoint, accelerated, and nearly hit a deputy who was guiding the checkpoint. Investigators say Hurse appeared intoxicated, was in possession of marijuana and a large amount of cash.
His passenger was charged with possessing a pipe used to smoke meth.

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