Indiana: State Trooper Tyler Widner charged Jeffrey Sinnett with DWI, felony Meth charges

Indiana State Police patrol unit

Traffic Stop for Failing to Signal Nets Meth and Impaired Driver

Vanderburgh County – Yesterday afternoon at approximately 2:30, Trooper Tyler Widner was patrolling I-69 near Green River Road when he stopped the driver of a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan for failing to signal a lane change and for failing to signal when exiting onto Green River Road.

Jeffrey L. Sinnett, 40, Evansville, Indiana State Police Feb. 8 2019 DWI and meth distribution

The driver was identified as Jeffrey L. Sinnett, 40, of Evansville. During the traffic stop, Widner discovered approximately six grams of methamphetamine, 3 ecstasy pills, a muscle relaxer pill, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Sinnett refused to submit to a chemical test. He was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Jeffrey L. Sinnett, 40, Evansville, IN
  1. Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 3 Felony
  2. Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 4 Felony
  3. Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor
  4. Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
  5. Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor
  6. Driving While Intoxicated, Refusal, Class C Misdemeanor
  7. Driving While Intoxicated Endangerment, Class A Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Tyler Widner, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officer: Trooper Chase Eaton, Indiana State Police