Sullivan man arrested for driving intoxicated with infant in vehicle

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Bengerman Nasser, 22, of Sullivan was arrested on Aug. 6 for driving intoxicated with an infant in the vehicle. (COURTESY: SULLIVAN CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Sullivan man is facing charges after driving while intoxicated with an infant in the car.

According to Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom, on Friday evening a deputy pulled over a silver Jeep with its tail light out. While speaking to the driver, 22-year-old Bengerman Nasser of Sullivan, the deputy noticed signs of potential criminal activity in the vehicle as well as signs of impairment.

The deputy also noticed a 2-month-old infant inside the vehicle.

Nasser failed a standardized field sobriety test at the scene and was arrested and taken to the Sullivan County Jail.

Nasser faces the following charges:

  • Neglect of a dependent – Level 6 felony
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a passenger younger than 18 – Level 6 felony
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated prior offense – Level 6 felony
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangerment – A misdemeanor
  • Operating a vehicile while intoxicated by a controlled substance – C misdemeanor
  • Possession of marijuana

Two passengers were also cited and released at the scene for possession of marijuana.

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