INDIANA: Trooper Nick Hatfield bagged OWI driver Dusty Perry in middle of a motorized domestic dispute; Matthew Mattingly OWI and punched female firefighter in face

Jesus Saves Bus Ministry crashed on I-80 Indiana Toll Road injuring five people piloted by 82-year-old Wilton B. Carr of Gary, Indiana jailed on OWI charge.

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Off-Duty Trooper is in the Right Place at the Right Time, Impaired Driver Arrested

Sullivan County – Trooper Todd Ringle of the Indiana State Police reports that on Feb. 25, 2020, at approximately 3:00, Trooper Nick Hatfield was off-duty and driving his issued patrol car on US 41 near the Knox and Sullivan county line when he overhead Sullivan County Dispatch alert area officers about a possible ongoing domestic situation between a male driver and a female passenger in a 2000 Saturn that were traveling south on US 41 near CR 300 South.

Multiple motorists reported the male and female were arguing and the male was driving erratic. Another caller reported the vehicle had stopped south of Carlisle and the female had attempted to get out before the vehicle continued south again on US 41. Trooper Hatfield observed the vehicle on US 41 near CR 975 South. The driver started to turn onto a county road, but made an unsafe lane movement to continue south on US 41.

Trooper Hatfield activated his emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was identified as Dusty Perry, 28, of Bloomington. An on-scene investigation concluded the domestic situation was only verbal and no physical battery occurred between Perry and his female passenger. During the investigation Perry showed signs of impairment, but he refused to submit to a chemical test. Perry was also driving on a suspended driver’s license. A search warrant was obtained and a blood sample was taken from Perry. Toxicology is pending. Perry was arrested and taken to the Sullivan County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Dusty Perry, 28, Bloomington, IN  
  1. Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor
  2. Driving While Suspended, Class A Misdemeanor 

Arresting Officer: Trooper Nick Hatfield, Indiana State Police

Traffic Enforcement Detail on Impaired and Dangerous Drivers Leads to Two Arrests

Spencer County-February 21, 2020, from 8:00 PM until 1:00 AM EST, Indiana State Police Jasper Post Troopers performed a traffic enforcement detail targeting impaired and dangerous drivers in Spencer County. The detail produced 38 Traffic Warnings, 12 Citations and two (2) persons were arrested.
Indiana State Police report that Trooper Bowling conducted a traffic stop on Main Street in Grandview on a vehicle that had one defective headlight. The driver was identified as Patricia Sandage,41, and her passenger, Forrest Sandage, 44, both of Grandview, IN. An Indiana State Police K9 unit alerted to narcotics being present inside the vehicle. A smoking device and a small amount of methamphetamine were found on Forrest Sandage’s person. Patricia Sandage failed field sobriety tests and was then transported to the Perry County Hospital for further evaluation and testing. The driver was charged with Operating While Intoxicated with a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine and Oxycodone).


Forrest Sandage, 44, Grandview. IN
Charged: Possession of Methamphetamine: Level 6 felony
Possession of a lookalike drug: Misdemeanor
Possession of paraphernalia: Misdemeanor
Patricia Sandage, 41, Grandview, IN
Charged: Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated: Misdemeanor
Operating a vehicle Endangerment: Misdemeanor
Driving while Suspended: Misdemeanor

Troopers assisting at the scene: Troopers Giesler, Blunk, Jones, Ewing, Villanueva, Stinson, Green and her K-9 Drogos!!

Triple-Digit Speeder Arrested for OWI


HAMMOND- Indiana State Police report that on February 22, 2020, Senior Trooper Anthony Potesta and Probationary Trooper Jarah Burgin were on patrol on I-80/94 near Calumet Ave.  A red BMW passenger car was observed speeding eastbound.  A radar check of the vehicle’s speed confirmed their observations as it was clocked at 105 mph.  The speed limit on I-80/94 is posted 55 mph.  A traffic stop was initiated on the BMW and further investigation lead the officers to believe that the driver was impaired.  The driver voluntarily performed field sobriety tests and submitted to a certified breath test.  That certified test showed his blood alcohol content (B.A.C.) to be .11%.  The driver was then taken into custody and transported to the Lake County Jail where during an inventory of his property, suspected narcotics were located. 

Arrested was Nermin Pavlica, 29, of Wyoming, MI.  Mr. Pavlica was charged with O.W.I.- Class A Misdemeanor and Possession of a Controlled Substance- Level 6 Felony.

Traffic Stop Nets Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana,
and Two Handguns

Vanderburgh County – Indiana State Police report that on Feb. 12, 2020, at approximately 12:15, Trooper Widner was patrolling I-64 west of US 41 when he observed the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban following another vehicle too closely. Widner conducted a traffic stop after the vehicle exited I-64 onto US 41. The driver was identified as Nicole Pettit, 30, of Rockport. A male passenger was identified as Lee Aders, 30, of Richland. Due to suspicious activity, a search of the vehicle was conducted.

Trooper Widner found a bag under Ader’s seat containing 18 grams of marijuana and small amounts of meth and cocaine. When searching Pettit’s purse a fully loaded handgun was located. Another loaded handgun was found between the console and front passenger seat. Aders was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. Pettit was cited for possession of a handgun without a permit and released. Both weapons and illegal drugs were seized.


Arrested and Charges:
Lee Aders, 30, Richland, IN
1. Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony
2. Possession of Cocaine, Level 6 Felony
3. Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor
4. Possession of Firearm by Serious Violent Felon, Level 4 Felony

• Cited and Released:
1. Nicole Pettit, 30, Rockport, IN
1. Possession of a Handgun without a Permit, Class A Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Tyler Widner, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officer: Trooper Chase Eaton, Indiana State Police

Thomas R Moffitt charged with OWI – drugs

On February 20th, 2020 at approximately 4:45 PM, Sergeant Mike Allen stopped a black 2005 Volkswagen for operating a motor vehicle while displaying false and fictitious license plates at the intersection of Highway 150 West and County Road 240 North in West Baden. Upon further investigation, the driver was believed to be impaired. Sergeant Allen then took the driver, identified as Thomas R Moffitt to the IU Health Hospital where he performed a Drug recognition evaluation on him. The evaluation showed impairment due to the consumption of the drug category “Cannabis”. A blood draw was performed and the subject did test positive for THC. A thorough search of Moffitt was completed. Located during the search was paraphernalia with marijuana residue in his right shoe as well as a baggie of marijuana down his pants. Mr. Moffitt was arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail on the following charges:
Possession of Marijuana A Class B misdemeanor
Possession of Paraphernalia A class C Misdemeanor
OWI controlled Substance A Class C Misdemeanor.

Petersburg Man Arrested for DUI after Failing to Pay for a Fountain Drink

Pike County – Indiana State Police report that on Jan. 30, 2020, at approximately 9:18, Pike County Dispatch received a 911 call from the Quick Pick gas station in Winslow regarding a male that was causing a disturbance inside the store and then leaving without paying for a fountain drink.

Moments later, Petersburg Police and Indiana State Police arrived to find the male still in the parking lot near the gas pumps. The male was identified as Kolby Jenkins, 32, of Petersburg. Jenkins displayed signs of impairment. Officers reviewed the store’s surveillance video and determined Jenkins left the store without paying for the drink. The video also showed Jenkins driving his van into the parking lot and stopping near the gas pumps. Field sobriety tests revealed Jenkins was impaired, but he refused to submit to a chemical test. Further investigation revealed Jenkins is a Habitual Traffic Violator, which prohibits him from driving. Jenkins was arrested and taken to the Pike County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.


Arrested and Charges:
Kolby Jenkins, 32, Petersburg, IN
1. Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction, Class 6 Felony
2. Habitual Traffic Violator, Class 6 Felony
3. Theft, Class A Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Brayden Angermeier, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Trooper Hunter Manning, Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Troutman and Petersburg Police Officer Kyle Mills

Moped Rider Arrested for DUI and Battery after Striking a Female Firefighter
in the facenot only a dipstick but a coward as well!

Vanderburgh County – On Jan. 18, 2020, at approximately 6:50, Indiana State Police, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Scott Township Fire Department responded to the parking lot of Gardos Italian Oven restaurant located at 13220 Darmstadt Road after 911 received a call that a male had fallen off a moped and was injured. The moped rider was identified as Matthew D. Mattingly, 31, of Vincennes. Mattingly was intoxicated and was unable to submit to standard field sobriety tests. He also refused to submit to a chemical test.

As Scott Township firefighters were checking Mattingly for injuries he struck a female firefighter in the face. Mattingly resisted arrest and made threats toward law enforcement. He was taken into custody and transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

Matthew D. Mattingly, 31, Vincennes, IN DWI prior offender was driving a moped when he struck a firefighter.

Arrested and Charges:
Matthew D. Mattingly, 31, Vincennes, IN
1. Driving While Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction, Class 6 Felony
2. Battery against a Public Safety Official, Class 6 Felony
3. Intimidation, Class 6 Felony
4. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
5. Disorderly Conduct, Class B Misdemeanor

Arresting Officers: Troopers John Davis and Alex Vennekotter, Indiana State Police
Assisting Agency: Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

Impaired Driver Cody Randall Arrested after Speeding on US 41 in a Stolen Vehicle


Gibson County – On Jan. 15, 2020, at approximately 9:06, Trooper Lukeman was patrolling US 41 near SR 68 when he stopped the driver of a 1998 Toyota 4-Runner for driving 84 mph. The driver was identified as Cody A. Randall, 22, of Jeffersonville. While talking to the driver Trooper Lukeman detected signs of impairment, but Randall refused to submit to a chemical test. Further investigation revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Louisville, KY. Randall was arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:
Cody A. Randall, 22, Jeffersonville, IN
1. Possession of Stolen Property, Level 6 Felony
2. Driving While Intoxicated-Refusal, Class C Misdemeanor
3. Operating without ever Obtaining a Driver’s License, Class C Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Jonathan Lukeman, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officer: Trooper Tanner Hurley, Indiana State Police

Traffic Stop for failing to
use Turn Signal nets Meth Arrest


Vanderburgh County – On Dec. 18, 2019, at approximately 7:20, Indiana State Police report that Trooper Widner was patrolling in the area of US 41 and Yokel Road when he stopped the driver of a 2006 Ford Mustang for failing to signal when required. The driver was identified as Brandy Newcom, 39, of Morganfield, KY. Suspicious activity was detected and a search of the vehicle was conducted. Troopers located approximately 2.3 grams of methamphetamine, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Newcom also had an active warrant out of Vanderburgh County for theft. Newcom was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where she is currently being held without bond.

Arrested and Charges:
Brandy Newcom, 39, Morganfield, KY
1. Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony
2. Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor
3. Possession of Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor

Commercial Drivers Arrested for OWI and Drug Charges

Southern Indiana – February 14, 2020: A commercial driving team traveling through Clark County on I-65 was arrested on Friday after 911 callers reported their erratic driving to authorities.  


Around 7 am, Friday morning, Trooper Jonathan Cain responded to reports of a semi-truck driving all over the road and even stopping in the roadway on I-65 southbound near the 23-mile marker. Trooper Cain located the truck and was able to pull the driver over near the southbound rest park at the 22-mile marker.  

As Trooper Cain interviewed the driver, he observed suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain sight within the cab of the truck. Cain also encountered a female co-driver in the sleeper berth who was initially unresponsive to his questions and did not respond until he and other responding units attempted to administer Narcan. 

Further investigation uncovered two handguns in the driver’s possession along with alcohol and marijuana.   

Arrested and charged are: 


Driver – James Robert Whitlock, 56, of Temple Georgia.

  1.  Operating While Intoxicated(OWI) -C Misdemeanor
  2. OWI Controlled Substance – C Misdemeanor 
  3. Possession of Handgun with Prior Felony – Level 5 Felony 
  4. Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony 
  5. Possession of Marijuana – B Misdemeanor 

Co-Driver- Alicia Ann Gaylor, 29, of Sarasota, Florida.

  1.  Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony
  2. Possession of Paraphernalia – C Misdemeanor 

Both subjects were transported to the Clark County Jail without incident.