Traffic stop on US 41 near Fort Branch leads to arrest

On November 5, 2017, at 12:57 a.m. Gibson County Deputy U.B. Smith observed a White 2003 Mercury Sports Utility Vehicle Speeding on US 41 near Fort Branch. Upon conducting a traffic stop the vehicle pulled into the median on US 41 and Deputy Smith identified the driver as 32 year old Rebecca Morris of Evansville, Indiana. While speaking with the driver Deputy Smith detected the odor coming from Ms. Morris. At that point Deputy Smith attempted to conduct a roadside DUI investigation, but Ms. Morris would not cooperate with Deputy Smith’s directions. Ultimately Ms. Morris resisted being placed into custody by Deputy Smith and Sergeant John Fischer, but was taken to the Gibson County Jail.

At the Gibson County Jail Ms. Morris was charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated/Refusal and Resisting Law Enforcement. Ms. Morris has since posted a $650 bond.

All Criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.