Vanderburgh County – Tuesday afternoon, June 9, at approximately 5:56, Trooper Brent Gramig was patrolling SR 66 near SR 65 when he spotted a speeding 2002 Pontiac minivan. The vehicle was clocked by radar at 74 mph in a 60 mph zone. The vehicle was stopped on Spirit Trail just west of SR 65. The driver was identified as Brian Hobbs, 45, of Evansville. Hobb’s 13-year-old nephew was a front seat passenger. Trooper Gramig detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage while talking to Hobbs and noticed he had blood shot eyes. Further investigation revealed Hobbs had a blood alcohol content of .09%. Gramig also found a small liquor bottle in the driver’s door and an almost empty bottle of Jim Beam behind the driver’s seat. Hobbs was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. His nephew was released to a family member.
Arrested and Charge:
- Brian Hobbs, 45, Evansville, IN
- Driving While Intoxicated with a Passenger under 18 years of age, Level 6 Felony
Arresting Officer: Trooper Brent Gramig, Indiana State Police