GIBSON COUNTY — Two traffic stops Friday resulted in the arrest of an Oakland City resident and Mount Vernon resident, according to the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 4:30 p.m. Friday, Gibson County Central Dispatch received a call about a green pickup truck “all over the roadway” on U.S. 41 near County Road 400 South, according to a news release.
Deputy Garrett Tuley saw a green 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup northbound from County Road 300 South, and upon pulling behind it, he observed the vehicle cross the fog line multiple times, the release states.
After a traffic stop near the intersection of County Road 100 West and U.S. 41, Tuley identified the driver as 42-year-old Eric Ballard of Mount Vernon and began a roadside investigation.
The news release states Tuley detected clues Ballard may have been under the influence and at the conclusion of the investigation Ballard was taken into custody.
Ballard was booked on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, intimidation of law enforcement, and dealing in marijuana.
Around 10:30 p.m. Gibson County Central Dispatch received a call about a single-vehicle crash in Buckskin.
The driver of a blue 2010 Nissan was reported to have struck a utility pole and attempted to flee the scene, according to a news release.
Gibson County Sheriffs Deputy Bryce Jutzi arrived on scene and following an investigation, the driver, 34-year-old Jordan Siebe, of rural Oakland City, was taken into custody.
Siebe was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance and operating a vehicle while intoxicated refusal.