SUBJECT: Intoxicated Motorist Strikes Power Pole, Disrupts Service to West Side Residents
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding  

An intoxicated motorist struck a utility pole Sunday evening, disrupting power to several west side residents.

On Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 9:11 PM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Perry Township Fire Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash with possible injuries in the 8500 block of Broadway Avenue. Once on-scene, deputies observed that a white Chevrolet Malibu had crashed into a utility pole in the yard of a residence. The impact downed cable and phone lines and caused minor damage to the fascia of the residence.

Firefighters extracted the driver from his vehicle, but he refused treatment. The driver was identified as Mr. Thomas Clark. The investigating deputy observed that Mr. Clark appeared intoxicated and transported him to the jail where he failed standardized field sobriety tests. Mr. Clark refused a breath alcohol test and was booked in the Vanderburgh County Jail on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated with Test Refusal.

Vectren responded to the scene of the crash and later restored power to the area.



Thomas Eugene Clark (pictured above), 64, of Evansville.Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated with Test Refusal as a Class A Misdemeanor

Pictured above: Crash scene on Broadway Ave.