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EPD: Fight at Evansville Bar Leads to DUI Arrest

One person was arrested after officers with the Evansville Police Department responded to a fight-in-progress call at a bar early Monday morning.

Posted: Dec 6, 2021 9:53 AM
Updated: Dec 6, 2021 12:19 PM

An overnight fight at a bar in Evansville ended with one man's arrest, according to the Evansville Police Department.

EPD says its officers were sent to Buck's Tavern on N. Fulton Avenue just before 1:00 a.m. on Monday for a fight in progress. According to dispatch, at least six men were fighting in the parking lot behind the bar.

When officers got there, they say they saw a man who was covered in blood hitting a black SUV near the bar. They say that 29-year-old Alexander Marshall was behind the wheel of the SUV with the vehicle running.

The man who was bleeding and Marshall were both placed into custody so officers could figure out what happened.

A witness told officers that they saw Marshall get into the SUV when the other man started to hit it. Police say that's when Marshall started to drive away and allegedly hit the other man with his car.

When officers tried to talk to the man who was injured, they say he was extremely uncooperative, so they couldn't determine whether he was hit by the SUV or just injured in the fight. He refused treatment and was let go.

As officers spoke with Marshall, they said that his eyes were glossy, his speech was slurred, and that he said he didn't know what had happened. They said they could also smell alcohol on his breath.

EPD says that Marshall showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests, but that he refused to take a breathalyzer. 

Marshall was booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on charges of DUI.

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