Woman arrested for reportedly driving drunk with kid in car

PUBLISHED: Sept. 15, 2017

BY: Shannon Hall, Courier & Press reporter

A woman was arrested Thursday night for allegedly driving drunk with her 15-year-old son in her car.

Tricia D. Handley,46, was preliminary charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person less than 18 years old. Continue reading “Woman arrested for reportedly driving drunk with kid in car”

Police: Mother passes out while driving two sons

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PUBLISHED: May 18, 2017

BY: Shannon Hall, Courier & Press reporter

A woman was arrested Wednesday morning after police reported finding her passed out in a running, black Ford Explorer with two children in the vehicle.

Tierra Maupins, 26, was arrested and preliminarily charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a child under 18 in the car and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol level of 0.15 percent or more.

Dispatch received multiple calls about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday that a woman was slumped over in an Explorer with two children in it on Riverside in the right turn lane to go north on U.S. 41. One passerby told police that the vehicle was in drive but he was able to put it in park, according to the probable cause affidavit. Another witness had her two children, ages 1 and 3, in the parking lot nearby.

After an ambulance was called, Maupins woke up, and police smelled a “strong odor” of alcohol on her breath, court documents state.

Maupins told police that she “partied the night before” but stopped drinking at midnight, according to a probable cause affidavit. Maupins failed three of the four sobriety field tests and provided a chemical test where it showed her blood-alcohol level was 0.16.

The Department of Child Services was notified and took the two children into their custody.

Point Zero Eight

The Courier & Press is documenting every person in Vanderburgh County who is arrested and charged with drunken driving and following the cases through the courts. Since Feb. 1, almost 150 people have been charged with drunken driving in Vanderburgh County.

Driving under the influence is usually a misdemeanor charge, and those charged don’t serve jail time outside of their initial arrest. But it’s a misdemeanor that could turn deadly quickly.

Last fall, the Tri-State community had five fatal deaths involving intoxicated drivers, according to local law enforcement.

To follow along online, go to courierpressblogs.com/dui.

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Point Zero Eight: Saturdays aren’t ‘get outta jail free’ days

PUBLISHED: May 27, 2017

BY: Shannon Hall, Courier & Press reporter

Every Sunday, the Courier & Press publishes names of those charged with drunk driving in the past week.

This project is to show the public the process of getting a OMVWI in Vanderburgh County.

Driving under the influence is usually a misdemeanor charge, and those charged don’t serve jail time outside of their initial arrest. It’s a misdemeanor that could turn deadly quickly.

Last fall, the Tri-State community had five fatal deaths involving intoxicated drivers, according to local law enforcement.

To follow along with each person’s case, visit Point Zero Eight at courierpressblogs.com/dui.

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Tierra A. Maupins, 26, of 4751 Covert Ave., Evansville, was arrested May 17 and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person less than 18 years old (level 6 felony), neglect of a dependent (level 6 felony) and neglect of a dependent (level 6 felony).

Matthew S. Draper, 32, of 1201 Corregidor Circle, Evansville, was arrested May 19 and charged with operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to .15 or more (class a misdemeanor), operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (class a misdemeanor) and driving while suspended (class a misdemeanor).

Sean C. Christ, 22, of 8611 Fox Hollow Road, Evansville, was arrested May 20 and charged with operating vehicle with alcohol concentration to at least .08 but less than .15 (class c misdemeanor) and operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (class a misdemeanor).

Jennifer A. Dickerson, 41, of 6310 Broadway Ave., Evansville., was arrested May 20 and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated: prior conviction (level 6 felony).

Mitchell R. Boyle, 25, of 6988 Newman Rd., Elberfeld, Indiana, was arrested May 20 and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated: prior conviction (level 6 felony) and reckless driving (class c misdemeanor).

Aaron L. Purvis, 32, of 123 E 2nd St., Lynnville, Indiana, was arrested May 20 and charged operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (class a misdemeanor) and operating vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to at least .08 but less .15 (class c misdemeanor).

Brandon D. Hertel, 23, of 3711 New Harmony Rd., Evansville, was arrested May 21 and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (class a misdemeanor) and operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to at least .08 but less than .15 (class c misdemeanor).

Zachary T. Herron, 27, of 2850 Lodge Ave, Apt 185, Evansville, operating a vehicle while intoxicated: Prior conviction (level 6 felony), possession of synthetic drug (class a misdemeanor) and  possession of paraphernalia (class c misdemeanor).

Walter M. Gardner, 73, of 1905 Evanston Dr., Evansville, was arrested May 23 and charged with possession of a narcotic drug (level 6 felony), possession of a controlled substance (class a misdemeanor), operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (class a misdemeanor) and operating a vehicle with schedule I or II controlled substance in person’s body (class c misdemeanor).

Megan D. Smith, 33, of 112 W Missouri St., Evansville, was arrested May 25 and charged with neglect of a defendant (level 6 felony), operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering a person less than 18 years old (level 6 felony) and leaving the scene of an accident (class b misdemeanor).

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