VIGO CO. – Last night at approximately 5 p.m., Trooper Gerald Stump stopped the driver of a passenger vehicle for expired plates and an equipment violation at 9th Street and 1st Avenue.
The driver was identified as Ricky R. Combs Jr., age 33, of Terre Haute. During the course of the traffic stop, Trooper Stump observed signs of impairment.
Combs was administered several field sobriety tests which he failed. He then submitted to a certified chemical test that showed he had a blood alcohol content of .12%.
Combs was arrested and taken to the Vigo County Jail. His four-year-old and nine-year-old children were also in the vehicle.
The Vigo County Department of Child Services was contacted in reference to the welfare of the two children. The children were released to a family member.
Arrested and Preliminary Charges: Ricky Combs Jr., age 33, Terre Haute, IN
- Driving While Intoxicated with a Passenger less than 18 years of age, Class 6 Felony
- Neglect of a Dependent, Class 6 Felony
- Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (prior conviction), Class 6 Felony
- Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor
Assisting: Putnamville Trooper Daniel VanDuyn.