On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 6:30pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a black Jeep Liberty SUV had been involved in a Hit and Run crash in a 4H fairgrounds parking area. Deputies located and observed the vehicle driving toward the playground area. The vehicle then stopped and two of the three occupants attempted to switch drivers.
The driver, Ms. Sirena Kay Jackson, was visibly intoxicated and failed all field sobriety tests. Ms. Jackson was transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail for breath testing, which revealed she had a breath alcohol concentration of .14%. Ms. Jackson was booked on charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated as a Class C Misdemeanor.
A passenger in the vehicle, Ms. Melissa Renee Forzley, had actually been driving earlier when the vehicle struck a parked car in the parking area. Ms. Forzley was cited for Leaving the Scene of an Accident as a Class A Misdemeanor and released.
Sheriff Dave Wedding stated, “The 4H fair is a great place to socialize and enjoy time with family and friends. Unfortunately, every year a few people behave irresponsibly and in this case put other fairgoers at risk.” Sheriff Wedding added, “We are grateful to concerned citizens who elect to get involved and alert the Sheriff’s Office to individuals who are endangering the public.”
Pictured above: Sirena Kay Jackson, 30, of Evansville