Impaired driver arrested while transporting two children

GIBSON CO. – Monday night at approximately 8:53 p.m. an Indiana State Trooper stopped the driver of a 2002 Buick LeSabre for driving left of center on State Road 64 near State Road 57.

Megan Skidmore

The driver was identified as Megan Skidmore, 33, of Princeton. Skidmore’s nine-year-old daughter and three-year-old son were also in the vehicle.

While talking to the driver, the trooper detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage and observed two empty alcohol containers in the driver’s door. Skidmore displayed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests.

Further investigation revealed Skidmore had a blood alcohol content of 0.22 percent. She was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with passengers less than 18 years of age, open alcohol containers, and issued a citation for driving left of center. She was taken to the Gibson County Jail where she is currently being held on bond.

Her two children were released to a family member.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Tanner Hurley, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officer: Trooper Douglas Roberts, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agency: Indiana Conservation Officers