The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Traffic Safety Partnership conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 near the intersection of S. Green River Road and Tippecanoe Drive. A total of 200 vehicles were diverted from S. Green River Road into the checkpoint, which ran from 10:00pm to 1:30am.
Three drivers were arrested at the checkpoint (shown below). Deputies and officers assigned to the perimeter of the checkpoint made two additional arrests, one for Operating while Habitual Traffic Violator and another on Failure to Appear warrants. A total of 14 citations were issued for license and moving violations.
Law enforcement officers from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office and the Evansville Police Department staffed last night's checkpoint. Funding for local sobriety checkpoint operations is provided by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Christopher Shawn Helm, 48, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated with a BAC of .15% of More as a Class A Misdemeanor, Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class A Misdemeanor.
Javon Gass, 18, of Evansville. Receiving Stolen Firearm as a Level 6 Felony, Dealing Marijuana as a Class A Misdemeanor, Carrying a Handgun without a Permit as a Class A Misdemeanor.
Vashon Deryon Sherman, 27, of Evansville. Operating while Habitual Traffic Violator as a Level 6 Felony
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