Intoxicated motorist stopped for driving 109 mph with child in vehicle

A trooper from the State Police-Versailles Post stopped a vehicle for traveling 109 mph Wednesday morning on Interstate 65 in northern Jackson County.

The driver was arrested after the investigation determined he was intoxicated with a BAC of three times the legal limit while having a young child in the car, according to news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles.

The investigation by Trooper Korry Clark began at approximately 10 a.m. when he stopped a 2020 Toyota passenger car being driven north on I-65 near the Jackson County line with Bartholomew County for traveling well over the posted 70 mph speed limit. During the course of the traffic stop, Clark observed the driver, Anthony A. Reed, 36, of Huntsville, Alabama, showed signs of intoxication, said Wheeles who is the public information officer for the Versailles Post.

Reed was transported to Seymour Police Department where he submitted to a breath test for intoxication. The test determined he had a BAC of .24%. He was transported to the Jackson County  Jail in Brownstown where he was remanded to the custody of the jail staff on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction with five years, operating while intoxicated with a child under the age of 18 and  operating with a BAC of .15% or greater.  More charges are possible, Wheeles reported.

An adult female passenger and the child were released from the scene.