Michael D. Travers Jr.


Age: 52

Arrested: April 13 at 1:20 a.m.

Address: 4800 N. First Ave, Evansville

Charge: Operating a vehicle while intoxicated: prior conviction (level 6 felony), operating motor vehicle after forfeiture of license for life (level 5 felony)

Attorney: Jacklyn Buente, public defender

Arresting agency: Indiana State Police

Status of Case: 

  • April 18 (information filed): enhancement filed for both counts. Court sets bond at $1,00 cash. Defendant is not to drink or drive.
  • April 19 (initial hearing): A preliminary plea of not guilty is entered.Condition of bond, Travers is ordered to not consume any alcoholic beverage nor operate any type of motorized vehicle.
  • May 9 (hearing): reset
  • May 18 (hearing):  reset
  • June 1 (hearing): Court orders defendant to be evaluated by Taylor Nellis with Southwestern on defendant’s motion.
  • June 6 (hearing): reset
  • June 14 (hearing): reset
  • June 27 (hearing): On defendant’s motion, trial by jury set.
  • Aug. 23 (hearing):

DUI History:

January 2013: Operating motor vehicle after forfeiture of license for life (class c felony), receiving stolen property (class c felony), operating a vehicle while intoxicated (class a misdemeanor)- pleads guilty to count I, count II and count III. Sentenced 5 years at the Indiana Dept. of Corrections for count I, three years at IDC for count II and 60 days for count III.Sentences will serve concurrently. Driving privileges revoked for life. According to IDC website, Travers’ earliest release date was Jan. 31, 2017.


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