Mount Vernon man arrested following traffic stop


Courtesy: Gibson County Sheriff’s Office

GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT)- 42-year-old Eric Ballard was arrested following a traffic stop late Friday afternoon.

The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office says they received a report that a green pick up truck was driving “all over the roadway” on US 41, near County Road 400 South. A deputy spotted a truck matching that description and reportedly observed the vehicle crossing the fog line several times before conducting a traffic stop.

The deputy reportedly saw several clues to indicate Ballard may have been under the influence of alcohol. Following an investigation, Ballard was charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Intimidation of Law Enforcement, and Dealing in Marijuana.

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(This story was originally published on May 16, 2020)


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