Road Rage Incident Ends With Driver Being Arrested For DUI And Resisting




Gibson County – Indiana State Police arrested a 47-year-old Fort Branch man this afternoon for driving while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement after being stopped on US 41 for a road rage incident.

At approximately 4:15 this afternoon, Trooper Wes Kuykendall was patrolling northbound US 41 at Fort Branch when he stopped a Ford Mustang and a small gray passenger car just north of SR 168 for a road rage incident. As Trooper Kuykendall was talking to the driver of the gray passenger car he observed the driver of the Ford Mustang quickly turned left across northbound US 41 using a cross-over and then proceeded southbound on US 41. Trooper Kuykendall activated his emergency lights and siren and attempted to stop the Mustang, but the driver refused to stop. The driver of the Mustang approached the intersection of SR 168, made an unsafe lane movement and then drove east on Vine Street into Fort Branch. The driver continued on Hillcrest and then onto Walnut Street before finally stopping. The driver was identified as Darrell J. Bowlds, 47, of Fort Branch. Trooper Kuykendall detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage while talking to Bowlds. Further investigation revealed he had a blood alcohol content of .14%. Bowlds was arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.

• Darrell J. Bowlds, 47, 7883 S. Andee Lane, Fort Branch, IN
1. Driving While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor
2. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor


  1. I would bet this incident started with the gray passenger car not moving over from the left (fast) lane to let the Mustang continue. Doesn’t excuse drunk driving but too many tick off others refusing to move over. Time was there were signs stating keep rightt except to pass and you were subject to a ticket if you stayed in the left lane too long. I really wish they would make everyone move over if not passing.

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