Evansville Man Arrested for Driving Impaired While Transporting Two Children: ISP

An Evansville man was arrested in Gibson County on Thursday for driving while impaired with two young children inside the vehicle, according to the Indiana State Police.

Posted: Aug 21, 2020 10:11 AM
Updated: Aug 21, 2020 10:51 AM

Around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Indiana State Police (ISP) Trooper Tanner Hurley was patrolling in Gibson County when he stopped a driver going 68 mph in a 55 mph zone.

The driver was identified as 26-year-old Joshua Fellers of Evansville, Indiana. 

According to ISP, Fellers displayed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. ISP says Further investigation revealed Fellers was under the influence of marijuana and buprenorphine.

Two children, ages 2 and 6, were also traveling in the vehicle with Fellers.

Additionally, ISP says Fellers was driving on a suspended driver’s license and had an active arrest warrant out of Warrick County for driving while suspended.

Fellers was taken to the Gibson County Jail on charges of Driving While Intoxicated with Passengers less than 18 years of age, a Class 6 Felony, and Driving While Suspended, a Class A Misdemeanor.

The two children were released to the Indiana Department of Child Services.

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