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.