Clinton woman arrested for driving under the influence after crash

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VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A young woman from Clinton was arrested late Wednesday after she drove her black 2008 Pontiac off of County Road 350 East, ran through a fence and wound up in a pasture, then failed field sobriety testing, Vigo County Sheriff Mike Phelps reported Thursday.

At 10:51 p.m., Deputy Joe Wilson was called to a residence on County Road 350 East near 1700 South after receiving a 911 call about a vehicle that had left the roadway and had crashed through a fence containing livestock. The vehicle had been traveling south on 350 East when it left the roadway, striking a fence post. It then continued south through the yard of the residence and ran through a fence. The Pontiac then traveled south through the pasture for several yards, dragging the fencing with it.

Hanna Evans, 21, of Clinton, told officers she had hydroplaned prior to leaving the roadway.  Evans failed field sobriety testing and was transported to Union Hospital in Clinton for alcohol and drug testing. 

While at the hospital, Evans attempted to tamper with her urine sample. The results of the testing showed Evans’ blood alcohol was .07, and the urinalysis tested positive for cannabinoid and benzodiazepines.  

Evans was booked into the Vermillion County Jail on the following charges:  Operating a motor vehicle with a schedule 1 or 2 substance, a C misdemeanor; operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, an A misdemeanor; operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction, a level 6 felony; obstruction of justice, a level 6 felony; driving while suspended with prior conviction, an A misdemeanor; failure to report an accident, a B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a B misdemeanor. Evans was also issued a citation for operating a vehicle without financial responsibility.

She is currently being held with a bond of $10,000, 10% allowed.

Assisting officers were Deputy John Hawkins and Clinton City Patrolmen.

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