DATE: Saturday, February 20, 2021
SUBJECT: Impaired Driver Unsuccessfully Attempts to Flee Deputies
RELEASE NUMBER: 2021-NR-008
CONTACT: Sheriff Dave Wedding
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 01:23 AM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office was notified that the Posey County Sheriff’s deputies were pursuing a Dodge Durango into Vanderburgh County. It was reported they suspected the driver was impaired.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies began to pursue this vehicle once it entered our jurisdiction. On multiple occasions the driver, later identified as Brandon Davis, swerved towards deputies and officers nearly striking them as they were attempting to deploy tire deflation devices.
Eventually two tires were deflated rendering Davis’ vehicle inoperable. Davis appeared to be under the influence when he was taken into custody. Deputies located methamphetamine in the vehicle during the investigation. Davis was arrested for the charges listed below. The investigation will remain ongoing pending the results of the toxicology analysis.
Davis was transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail and charged with Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle as a Level 5 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Level 6 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine as a Level 6 Felony, OMVWI as a Class A Misdemeanor, Reckless Driving as a Class B Misdemeanor and multiple traffic infractions.
Arrested: Brandon Michael Davis, 33, from Evansville.
Case number 21-60761
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