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Last year during New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, more than 900 crashes occurred throughout Indiana resulting in 174 injuries and four fatalities.

To help ensure everyone’s safety last night and early this morning, Indiana State Police increased their patrols and targeted dangerous and impaired drivers.

Troopers at the Evansville District arrested three impaired drivers overnight. One of those impaired drivers had a blood alcohol content of .35%, which is four times over the legal limit.

The following were arrested for Driving While Intoxicated:

Pike County:

  • Robert W. Daugherty, 32, Petersburg, IN (BAC .14%)
  1. Driving While Intoxicated with a Prior DUI Conviction, Level 6 Felony

Gibson County:

  • Kenan J. Bajzath, 27, Elberfeld, IN (BAC .13%)
  1. Driving While Intoxicated with a Prior DUI Conviction, Level 6 Felony

Knox County:

  • Isaac W. Schmitt, 36, Vincennes, IN (BAC .35%)
  1. Driving While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor

Arresting Officers: Trooper Johnathan Lukeman, Trooper CJ Boeckman and Trooper Brock Buchanan