DATE: Sunday, May 15, 2016
SUBJECT: Intoxicated Motorist Causes Overnight Power Outage
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding 

On Saturday, May 14, 2016 at approximately 10:54pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 13000 block of Petersburg Road upon report a vehicle crash involving a utility pole.

On scene investigation and witness statements indicated that a black 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck had been traveling south on Petersburg Road before leaving the roadway and striking a utility pole. The driver, later identified as Mr. Brett Woodrow Schutz, walked away from the scene prior to the first responding deputy arriving.

Sheriff’s deputies located Mr. Schutz at his residence in nearby Eagle Crossing subdivision. Mr. Schutz failed a series of field sobriety tests and was transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail for further testing. Mr. Schutz was arrested after testing .164 BrAC on a certified breath test instrument and then booked into the jail.

Power was out to Carrington Meadows subdivision for about an hour while Vectern affected repairs.


Brett Woodrow Schutz (pictured above), 53, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class A Misdemeanor (.164), Leaving the Scene of an Accident as a Class B Misdemeanor