Newburgh man arrested for driving impaired while transporting a child

VANDERBURGH CO. – On Saturday, September 17, at approximately 11:43 p.m., Trooper Otolski was patrolling I-69 near Morgan Avenue when he observed the driver of a 2013 Ford F-150 traveling southbound at a high rate of speed.

Trooper Otolski clocked the vehicle by radar at 90 mph. The vehicle exited I-69 onto State Road 66 east and was stopped near Epworth Road.

Coleman Sheridan

The driver was identified as Coleman Sheridan, 28, of Newburgh. The driver displayed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. Coleman was transporting his girlfriend and her one-year-old daughter. Troopers also found several open beer cans containing alcohol inside the vehicle. Further investigation revealed Sheridan had a blood alcohol content of .09%. He was transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held without bond on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction, Level 5 felony, operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangerment, a Level 6 felony, operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a passenger less than 18 years of age, a Level 6 felony, reckless driving, a Class B misdemeanor.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Otolski, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agency: Newburgh Police Department and Warrick County Sheriff’s Office