Sheriff’s Office: Car crash turns out to be domestic violence incident

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VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – A crash in Vanderbugh County Sunday turns out to be an act of domestic violence. That’s according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office.

They say just before noon, the Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a crash on State Road 66 near the intersection of N. Saint Joseph Avenue.

Deputies say a vehicle had been traveling west bound on State Road 66 when it veered to the left through the median, traveled across the east bound lanes and went down a steep embankment into the woods. 

Deputies say the vehicle was occupied by the driver, the driver’s boyfriend, an adult male passenger, and the eight month old daughter of the driver and her boyfriend.

The adult passenger in the backseat was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a possible facial fracture.

We’re told no other injuries required medical attention.

During the course of the investigation, deputies realized the crash was an intentional act by the driver.

As a result, deputies arrested 20-year-old Alexis Rodgers of Evansville for a variety of charges associated with domestic battery and criminal recklessness.

Rodgers will be held in the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center without bond until her initial court appearance on Monday. 

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(This story was originally published on December 1, 2019)

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