Evansville Juveniles Taken to Janesville Hospital after OWI Incident

According to a press release from the Green County Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday at about 12:15 a.m. deputies responded to a report of a crash in the N4600 block of STH 105 in Decatur Township. Deputies arrived on scene and found a white 2001 Chevrolet Silverado in the west ditch. The cab of the truck was separated from the frame and wedged between two trees. The frame of the vehicle was resting against a tree in the west ditch. The driver, a 16 year old from Evansville, was traveling southbound on STH 104 at a high rate of speed when they were distracted by their phone and lost control of the vehicle. The juvenile sustained significant non-life-threatening injuries and was not wearing a seatbelt. Airbags didn't deploy. A 14-year-old passenger sustained significant, non-life-threatening injuries, and both passengers were transported to a Janesville hospital. The investigation of this incident resulted in the 16 year old being taken into custody for OWI causing great bodily harm to a passenger under 16, and reckless driving causing great bodily harm. The 16 year old was also issued citations for unreasonable and imprudent speed, left of center, inattentive driving, operating after probationary license hours, failure to fasten seat belt, failure to maintain control of vehicle, and underage drinking.

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