Pregnant Evansville Woman Arrested for Driving Impaired



Vanderburgh County – Monday night, May 20, at approximately 9:45 p.m., Trooper Wes Alexander stopped the driver of a 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser for traveling 73 mph in a 50 mph zone on the Lloyd Expressway near McDowell Road. When Trooper Alexander approached the the vehicle he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and observed an open vodka bottle. The driver, Sarah Ricketts, 31, of Evansville, had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Further investigation revealed Ricketts was six months pregnant and had a BAC of .19%. She was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where she is currently being held without bond.


  1. Fetal alcohol syndrome — this poor child! Society will have to contend with the results of this act for years into the future taking care of this baby, then as a child, and later as an adult.

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