DATE: Wednesday, August 08, 2018
SUBJECT: Intoxicated Motorist Arrested after Vehicle Rollover on Old State Road
RELEASE NUMBER: 2018-NR-047
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Wednesday, August 08, 2018 at approximately 5:07 PM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Old State Road and E. Evergreen Road upon report of a motor vehicle crash with injury.
Upon arrival, deputies located an overturned white 1999 Toyota CRV SUV. A witness reported that the vehicle had been traveling northbound when the driver lost control, entered a ditch and then overturned. Another witness helped the driver, later identified as Jesse Williams, take off his seatbelt and exit the vehicle. Responding firefighters removed a passenger from the vehicle.
Mr. Williams was uncooperative with the deputies on-scene. He yelled obscenities and refused to follow requests or commands. Mr. Williams denied he was the driver and instead blamed his injured passenger for the crash. Mr. Williams appeared intoxicated and smelled of alcoholic beverages. Although he denied having been drinking, Mr. Williams’ passenger admitted that they had been drinking all day.
Mr. Williams and his passenger were transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Once at the hospital, Mr. Williams refused treatment and refused to submit to a blood alcohol test. A check of his driver’s license status revealed that Mr. Williams had never received a driver’s license. Mr. Williams was later transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail and is being held without bond.
Jesse Martin Williams (pictured above), 43, of Evansville. Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated with Test Refusal as a Class A Misdemeanor, Operating without Ever Receiving a Licensed as a Class A Misdemeanor, Open Container as a Class C Infraction