The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Workplace says they arrested a 52-year-old Evansville man who rolled his automotive right into a deputy’s patrol automotive on Friday.
It occurred round 3:15 A.M. early Friday morning close to Freeway 41 and E. Mount Nice Street.
Deputies say they noticed a automotive stopped on the aspect of the highway and circled to verify if the driving force was okay. Flashing their emergency lights to get the driving force’s consideration, 52-year-old Tahir Demirovic’s automotive began to roll over the practice tracks towards the freeway.
Deputies say Demirovic was seen slumped over the wheel of the automotive, as he continued to roll onto the mistaken aspect of the highway. He got here to after hitting the deputy’s patrol automotive head on.
Authorities say no one was harm within the crash.
On the time of the accident, authorities say Demirovic had a warrant and was taken to Vanderburgh County Jail.
Now, an area father is reminding the group to suppose earlier than getting behind the wheel of a automotive impaired.
Charles Brown misplaced his son, Logan, when the excessive schooler was hit by a wrong-way drunk driver in 2015. He now dedicates his time to the group ‘Logan’s Promise’ which goals to supply safe-ride packages to get drunk drivers off the highway.
In response to Friday evening’s accident Brown instructed 44News, “You’re feeling grateful that it ended the way in which that it did and that no one was harm, and that everyone will get to inform the story immediately. The opposite half, it’s a battle since you nonetheless see the issues happening.”
“We’ve a preventable state of affairs that we proceed to see reoccur time and time once more,” says Brown.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Marriage ceremony says the quantity of drunk driving arrests is loads smaller than the precise variety of drunk drivers on the roadways.
“It is by no means a straightforward state of affairs to need to get better from,” says Brown. “I discuss to the individuals who had the DUI’s and the primary query I ask them is, “Do you are feeling fortunate sitting on this room? As a result of there are 10,680 folks from final yr that weren’t fairly as fortunate.”
Brown says you usually don’t take into consideration the consequences of drunk driving until it occurs to you.
Logan would have turned 22 on June twenty second. “The results of that is eternally and it’s lasting and we nonetheless cope with it immediately,” his father says.
“We’ve a duty as a group to maintain these folks off the road. It’s not simply the police and the sheriff’s division’s duty. All of us carry that duty to step up and say, ‘hey, let’s not drive tonight. Or let me take you house. Or let’s get you a experience,’” Brown says.
Brown says there is no such thing as a excuse for anybody to drive drunk with safe-ride packages in place to get them house safely. The following Logan’s Promise safe-ride alternative will probably be on Fourth of July weekend.