EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) – Police arrested a man on Wednesday after a vehicle crashed into an Evansville apartment complex at the Martin Park Apartments West on Vista Drive.
According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, officers were dispatched to a report of an accident with unknown injuries just after 2:30 a.m. after a vehicle drove into a residence damaging the structure inside. Officers arriving on scene said they observed two males running down Buena Vista and into nearby woods.
An affidavit from the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says officers were able to locate the two men who ran into the woods, and the two men were identified as Dakota League, 25, and Jeremy Harris, 40. Police say Harris admitted to being the driver of the vehicle that crashed into the apartments. Officers say Harris failed a field sobriety test and was argumentative with officers during testing.
According to the affidavit, Harris was transported to Deaconess for jail clearance, but he was belligerent with officers and nurses on scene. Police say Harris was told multiple times to stop and keep his voice down, but refused to do so even after being told he would be charged with disorderly conduct.
Harris was booked in the Vanderburgh County Correctional Center and charged with the following:
- Disorderly conduct
- Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated
- Leaving the scene of a crash
League was also booked and charged with failure to appear. He has since been released.
The person who lives inside that apartment tells us the crash destroyed her kitchen, along with her washer and dryer. She says water was running all throughout the apartment. She wasn’t hurt, but officials are now helping find her a temporary place to stay.