On April 27 while on routine patrol, Vandalia police officers made a traffic stop in the area of the 300 block of E. Union St. Upon making contact with the driver, the officer observed a moderate odor of intoxicants emanating from the vehicle and the driver.
Field sobriety was conducted on the driver and it was determined that the driver was impaired. The driver identified as Tammy Fischer, age 53, Farber, was taken into custody and transported to the Vandalia Police Department for processing.
Fischer was issued summons for Driving While Intoxicated (Persistent Offender), Seat belt Violation, Failure to Register Motor Vehicle, Displaying Motor Vehicle Plates of Another Person, Operating a Motor Vehicle without Maintaining Financial Responsibility, and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverage while Driving and Operating a Vehicle on Highway without a Valid License (2nd Offense). Fischer was given a court date in Audrain County Associate Court and released. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.