Police say Evansville man was driving drunk with child in vehicle
TOWN OF UNION—An Evansville man was arrested Saturday on suspicion of drunken driving after police say they found him driving a vehicle with a missing rear tire and a young child in the vehicle.
According to a Rock County Sheriff's Office release, Matthew C. Swanson, 35, Evansville, was arrested on suspicion of felony third-offense operating while intoxicated with a passenger under 16 years of age at 12:06 a.m. Saturday at Evansville-Brooklyn Road and Emery Road in the town of Union.
Police were responding to a report Swanson was driving in and out of the ditch in a vehicle that was missing a rear tire, according to the release.
After a city of Evansville patrol officer stopped the vehicle, officers and a Rock County sheriff's deputy discovered a 5-year-old child was a passenger inside, police said.
Swanson had slurred speech and the odor of intoxicants on his breath. He failed a field sobriety test, according to the release.
He was taken to the Rock County Jail, where he was being held pending a court hearing Monday.
Last updated: 8:02 am Saturday, October 21, 2017