Driver who crashed into porch in Evansville released from hospital

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The driver who allegedly crashed into a home Saturday afternoon in Evansville is out of the hospital.

Police responded Saturday afternoon to a single vehicle crash in the 1200 block of Oakley Street, about a block from the Lobo Lounge.

The caller told dispatch a white car ran into her front porch and the driver was not responding.

When police arrived, they say the driver of the vehicle was attempting to get out of the passenger side.

Police suspected the man to be driving under the influence, but he refused a chemical test.

The driver, identified as 37-year-old Jason Derrington, was taken to Deaconess Midtown before being transported to Vanderburgh County Community Corrections.

As of Monday morning, he is not listed as an inmate on the jail’s website.

Derrington is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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(This story was originally published on October 25, 2020)

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