Santa Claus man arrested for impaired driving with two-year-old son in vehicle

GIBSON COUNTY — At approximately 4:05 p.m. on Friday, November 6, Trooper Hunter Manning with the Indiana State Police was patrolling I-64 when he stopped the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck for making an unsafe lane movement near I-69. The driver was identified as Brandon Sadler, 27, of Santa Claus. Sadler’s two-year-old son was also in the vehicle. During the traffic stop, Trooper Manning detected an odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. An Indiana State Police K-9 alerted to the presence of narcotics inside Sadler’s vehicle as well. During a search of the truck, troopers found marijuana wax and paraphernalia. Sadler was arrested and taken to the Gibson County Jail where he was later released after posting bond. His son was released to relatives.

Sadler is being charged with Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated with a Passenger less than 18 years of age (Class 6 Felony); Possession of Marijuana (Class B Misdemeanor); and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class C Misdemeanor). 

Trooper Manning was assisted by Trooper Taylor Fox and his K-9 partner, Arka.

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