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[ISP] Evansville Woman Arrested for DUI after Driving in Median
Start Date: 5/7/2014Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 5/7/2014
Entry Description
Vanderburgh County – Last night at approximately 8:40 p.m., Trooper Wes Alexander was patrolling US 41 north of Lloyd Expressway when he observed a 2006 Chevrolet Lumina traveling southbound in the median near Diamond Avenue. Alexander was able to turn around and stop the vehicle as it was attempting to enter the southbound lanes of US 41. When Alexander approached the vehicle he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and burnt marijuana. The driver was identified as Linda Raymichelle Jones, 34, of Evansville. A search of the vehicle revealed an open alcohol container, a smoking pipe and a small amount of marijuana. Further investigation revealed Jones was under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and benzodiazepines. Jones was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where she is currently being held on bond. Jones’ passenger, Kevin Merritt, 29, of Evansville, was arrested for an outstanding Vanderburgh County warrant for failure to appear. He was also taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail.

ARRESTED AND CHARGES:
• Linda Raymichelle Jones, 34, 2541 Pollack Avenue, Evansville, IN
1. Driving While Intoxicated-Endangerment, Class A Misdemeanor
2. Driving While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor
3. Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor
4. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor

• Kevin R. Merritt, 29, 2416 Margybeth, Evansville, IN
1. Failure to Appear Warrant (Vanderburgh County)

Arresting Officer: Trooper Wes Alexander, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officer: Indiana Conservation Officer Pace, DNR
Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Todd Ringle
Phone: 812-868-2153
Email: tringle@isp.in.gov
Linda Jones
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