DATE: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
SUBJECT: Arrest Made in Pedestrian Crash
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-NR-010
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
The Sheriff’s Office has arrested the driver of the motor vehicle involved in the serious bodily injury crash that occurred in the 4400-block of Upper Mount Vernon on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. Mr. Connor Dant was arrested on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated Causing Serious Injury as a Level 5 Felony.
On Wednesday at approximately 2:52 AM the Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash involving a white Toyota Camry and a pedestrian. Sheriff’s deputies found a pedestrian, who was later identified as Mr. Darrell Asbridge, lying in the roadway unconscious.
The Sheriff’s Office spoke to the driver of the vehicle, who explained that he had been drinking at a local bar and then gave a friend a ride home when the crash occurred. Mr. Dant indicated that he had been traveling west on Upper Mount Vernon Road when he struck a pedestrian, who was reportedly walking westbound. Mr. Dant explained that he stopped his vehicle and immediately called 911.
The investigating deputy noticed signs of impairment when speaking to Mr. Dant. In accordance with state statute, Mr. Dant was asked to submit to a chemical test for intoxication. Mr. Dant consented to testing and a blood sample was collected at Deaconess Hospital. Preliminary testing indicated that Mr. Dant’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was over two and a half times the legal limit of .08. A blood sample will be sent to the Indiana State Department of Toxicology for confirmatory testing.
Mr. Asbridge was severely injured and is currently undergoing treatment at Deaconess Hospital. The investigation is ongoing as detectives reconstruct the crash scene and gather additional evidence.
Connor Bryant Dant (pictured above), 29, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated Causing Serious Injury as a Level 5 Felony
Darrell Wayne Asbridge, 56, of Evansville.
Previous News Release: 2015-NR-009