Evansville Woman Arrested on DUI, Hit-and-Run Charges; Victim in Critical Condition

Evansville Police say a woman was arrested on DUI and hit-and-run charges Monday afternoon after striking a pedestrian and fleeing to a nearby restaurant.

Posted: Jan 12, 2021 10:33 AM
Updated: Jan 12, 2021 10:43 AM

The Evansville Police Department is shedding light on a situation first reported Monday, where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the 900 block of W. Columbia St. at N. 2nd Ave.

Officers were called to the area of W. Columbia Street around 4:30 p.m. on Monday for the hit-and-run.

When officers arrived, they quickly determined that the victim had parked his vehicle in front of a business in the area. Police say the man was using a walker to walk around the front of his vehicle, when he, and his vehicle, were hit by the hit-and-run driver.

Police then found the suspect vehicle, a Ford Expedition, in the parking lot of a restaurant on N. First Ave. Officers say they were able to follow a trail of fluids from the suspect's vehicle that began at the accident and ended at the restaurant.

According to EPD, the suspect was located in the bathroom of the restaurant and was identified as 29-year-old Jessica Anne Moore of Evansville, Indiana. Moore was transported to the hospital where a blood draw was performed and sent off to be tested for intoxicants. 

EPD says the victim had numerous injuries as a result of the hit-and-run and is currently in critical condition at the hospital.

Arrested and Charged:

Jessica A. Moore, 29, of Evansville,

  • Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Serious Bodily Injury
  • O.M.V.W.I. Refusal to Submit to a Test Involving Serious Bodily Injury
  • Driving While License Suspended with a Prior Infraction

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