Brazil man arrested with BAC four times legal limit


Ornelius T. Barnett III (Indiana State Police)

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — An Indiana man was arrested after driving with a blood alcohol content four times the legal limit.

Indiana State Police say Orelius Barnett III, 34, was driving on State Road 46 in Vigo County when he failed to signal a turn. Senior Trooper David Petrowski stopped Barnett, who was in the car with his girlfriend and her 13-year-old son. Further investigation revealed Barnett had a blood alcohol content of .33%. The legal limit in Indiana is .08%.

Barnett was taken to jail where he is currently being help without bond. The boy and mother were released from the scene.

Barnett faces the following charges:

  • Driving While Intoxicated with a Passenger less than 18 years of age, a Class 6 Felony
  • Driving While Intoxicated, with a BAC .15% of more, a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated Endangering a Person, a Class C Misdemeanor

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