Drunk Driver Arrested after Driving 101 mph on I-69

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Last night at approximately 9:40, Trooper Alexander Welsh was patrolling I-69 near the 22 mile-marker when he observed a 1995 Geo Prizm traveling northbound at a high rate of speed.  Welsh activated his radar and clocked the vehicle at 101 mph. The driver was identified as Christopher Coulson, 23, of Petersburg. Welsh detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and field sobriety tests revealed Coulson was impaired. A search of his vehicle discovered drug paraphernalia. Further investigation revealed Coulson had a BAC of .15%. He is currently being held on bond in the Gibson County Jail.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Christopher Coulson, 23, Petersburg, IN

1.Driving While Intoxicated with a Prior DUI Conviction, Class 6 Felony
2.Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class C Misdemeanor

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