A woman is behind bars after deputies say she was drunk when her vehicle was hit by a train in Evansville. The incident happened Monday night on West Mill Road.
According to the affidavit, Angela Boyle told deputies she didn’t have insurance for her car. Deputies say Boyle told them she was on her way home from Amvets Bar and got stuck on the train tracks.
When asked how much she drank, deputies say she told them “two drinks” then later changed it to three drinks. Boyle told deputies she was drinking red bull and vodka.
According to the affidavit, Boyle was driving north on St. Joe and turned east on Mill Road when her vehicle got stuck on the train tracks. Boyle said she started to “freak out”, then called her son and mother who arrived shortly after.
The train tracks are currently under construction, but deputies say Boyle didn’t see the two large barricades blocking the road, saying the road was closed.
According to deputies, Boyle said she drove around the barricades because she was used to driving around the high water barricades near her house on Old Henderson Road.
According to the affidavit, Boyle told deputies, “I could not get the car off the tracks so I stood to the side of the road and watched the train hit the car”.
Deputies told Boyle they would do a few sobriety field tests because she admitted to drinking and driving a vehicle. Deputies say Boyle failed all of her sobriety field tests and had a BAC .10%.
Boyle had a prior misdemeanor OMVWI in 2016 due to that she was charged with operatoin a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction.
Boyle is being held in the Vanderburgh County Jail.
A vehicle is hit by a train in Evansville around 10 o’clock Monday night.
This happened on Mill Road.
Authorities say no one was in the car at the time it was struck by the train.
We’re working to bring you more details on this accident.
(This story was originally published on February 22, 2019)