Indiana News – Posey County Woman Arrested for DUI was Transporting Six Children

Krista Carnahan
Krista Carnahan

Vanderburgh County – Last night at approximately 6:52, Trooper Brent Gramig was patrolling northbound US 41 south of Virginia when the driver of a Ford F-150 pickup attempted to merge into Gramig’s lane almost striking his vehicle. The driver was stopped at Virginia and US 41.  The driver was identified as Krista Carnahan, 35, of Mt. Vernon.  Gramig detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage while talking to Carnahan.  Gramig also noticed Carnahan had blood shot eyes and slurred speech.  Two adult males were front seat passengers.  Six children ranging from age three to eight were sitting in the back seat. No seat belts or child restraints were being used.  Field sobriety tests revealed Carnahan was impaired. Carnahan was also wanted out of Posey County for failure to appear. Further investigation revealed Carnahan had a suspended driver’s license and she had a blood alcohol content of .18%.  She was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where she is currently being held without bond. The children were released to their fathers, who were the front seat passengers.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Krista Carnahan, 35, Mt. Vernon, IN
  1. Driving While Intoxicated with Passenger less than 18 years of age, Level 5 Felony
  2. Driving While Suspended, Infraction
  3. Failure to Appear Warrant (Posey County)
  4. Six tickets for seat belt violations were issued


Arresting Officer: Trooper Brent Gramig

Assisting Officer: Trooper Nick Hatfield