Indiana man arrested for drunk driving with child in car

Coleman Sheridan

VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A southern Indiana man is looking at charges after police say they arrested him for drunk driving with a child in his car.

The Indiana State Police say they arrested Coleman Sheridan on I-69 Saturday night.

Troopers originally pulled him over for speeding, but say that’s when they found several open beer cans and Sheridan’s child and girlfriend in the car.

Sheridan failed a breathalyzer test. He was taken to jail and is now facing a host of charges.

Indiana State Police released the following:

Vanderburgh County – Saturday night, 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 SR 66 east and was stopped near Epworth Road. 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.

Arrested and Charges:

Coleman Sheridan, 28, Newburgh, IN
Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction, Level 5 Felony
Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated – Endangerment, Level 6 Felony
Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated with a Passenger less than 18 years of age, Level 6 Felony
Reckless Driving, Class B Misdemeanor
Arresting Officer: Trooper Otolski, Indiana State Police

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