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Evansville Woman T-Bones Semi at U.S. 41 Intersection

An Evansville woman is facing several charges after a crash involving a semi and car.

Posted: Jun 12, 2021 4:19 PM

An Evansville woman is facing several charges after a crash involving a semi and car.

According to the police report, an off-duty EPD officer was at the intersection of North U.S. Highway 41 and Lynch Road facing Northbound at a red light.

Police say a black passenger car traveling westbound on Lynch Road accelerate at a high rate of speed and T-Boned a semi.

We're told the off-duty officer checked on injuries and the offender, Rachel Lucas, attempted to get back into the car and drive off.

EPD says Lucas attempted to sit back in the car while pulling away from the officer. The officer took Lucas to the ground and was able to place her in custody.

The reports say Lucas had glassy eyes and was unsteady on her feet.

Authorities say in plain view, four Jim Beam "shooter" bottles were observed empty inside the driver side door panel.

Lucas was taken to Deaconess Midtown for jail clearance.

Evansville Police say while at the jail. Lucas initially agreed to a blood draw. She then retracted her consent and attempted to strike an officer with a metal table.

Lucas was escorted outside where she yelled and caused a disturbance while being loaded into the transport wagon.

We're told Lucas was advised to lower her voice to which she refused to do so.

Lucas was booked in the Vanderburgh County Jail booked for public administration-resisting law enforcement, Public order-disorderly conduct, motor vehicle-leaving the scene of a crash-property damage, and motor vehicle-operating a vehicle while intoxicated-prior.

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