ISP: Impaired Driver Arrested after Driving 81 mph in School Zone

Posey Co.- On Friday morning, Indiana State Police troopers were patrolling the school zone on SR 62 at Marr’s Elementary School.

Troopers stopped the driver of a 2017 Dodge Journey for driving 81 mph in the posted 45 mph school zone and for nearly colliding into the rear of another vehicle. The driver was identified as Jerome Abernathy, 34, of Crete, IL.  During the traffic stop, Abernathy displayed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. Further investigation revealed Abernathy had a BAC of .16%. 

He was arrested and taken to the Posey County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Jerome Abernathy, 34, Crete, IL
  1. Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated with a Prior Conviction, Level 6 Felony
  2. Reckless Driving, Class C Misdemeanor