Road Rage Incident on I-65 in Jasper County Ends with 2 Arrests – Oct. 10 Reviewed by Momizat on . JASPER COUNTY -- This morning at approximately 11:30 a.m., Indiana State Police Regional Dispatch received a report of a road rage incident between two drivers JASPER COUNTY -- This morning at approximately 11:30 a.m., Indiana State Police Regional Dispatch received a report of a road rage incident between two drivers Rating: 0
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Road Rage Incident on I-65 in Jasper County Ends with 2 Arrests – Oct. 10

JASPER COUNTY — This morning at approximately 11:30 a.m., Indiana State Police Regional Dispatch received a report of a road rage incident between two drivers on I-65 near the 215 mile marker (Rensselaer Exit) in Jasper County.  The vehicles continued on I-65 northbound and exited at exit 230 (Roselawn/Demotte) where Master Trooper Glen Fifield observed the TrailBlazer following the complainants vehicle at an unsafe distance.  A traffic stop was initiated by M/Trooper Fifield on the suspect vehicle at the intersection of I-65 and S.R. 10.  Troopers Paul Arnold and Master Trooper Lionel Douglas also assisted in the traffic stop. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Arnold revealed that the driver, Joseph Biacan, of Derwood, Maryland, had the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath.  Numerous open containers of alcohol were also observed in the vehicle.  Trooper Arnold administered several field sobriety tests and a portable breath test at the scene.  A certified breath test was also later administered with a result of .09% blood alcohol content.  

While at the scene of the traffic stop and prior to the field sobriety tests, a female passenger in the TrailBlazer, later identified as Nicole A. Jacobson, 30, of Waianae, Hawaii, was asked for identification as well as a statement as to the road rage incident.  During this interaction with Troopers, Jacobson became combative and uncooperative.  Troopers also detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages on her breath as well as having observed open containers in her lap and on the floorboard of the car.  During questioning by Trooper Arnold, Jacobson started to stumble into traffic and wasn’t cooperating with verbal commands.  Trooper Arnold attempted to handcuff Jacobson when she became combative with him and other Troopers.  Jacobson began to kick and hit Troopers during the arrest.  While sitting in a police car, Jacobson attempted to remove the handcuffs and kick the dash of the police car.  While re-securing her in the police car, she kicked a troopers hand as it was rested against the door, but he was not injured.  An ambulance was called to the scene for a welfare check due to Jacobson’s high level of intoxication as well as her stating to officers that she was pregnant.

Jacobson was transported to Franciscan Health in Rensselaer where she was medically cleared for incarceration at the Jasper County Jail.  While at the jail, Jacobson physically assaulted a corrections officer during the booking process.  Jacobson is being charged with two counts of Battery on Law Enforcement (Level 6 Felony), 1 count of Resisting Arrest (A Misdemeanor) and Public Intoxication (B Misdemeanor).  Joseph Biacan was also incarcerated at the Jasper County Jail and charged with Operating While Intoxicated (A misdemeanor).

Press release from Indiana State Police.












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