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Evansville man charged with DWI after crashing into a house

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Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies and German and Perry Township Fire Departments were dispatched to 2814 Harmony Way after a van had crashed into a house.

Larry Joe Sanders, 53-years-old, of Evansville was on Harmony Way when he failed to follow a curve and ran off of the left and struck the house of Keith Vonderahe.

Sanders' 1993 Chevy Van came to rest inside a bedroom shared by Vonderahe's 8 and 10-year-old daughters. The Vonderahe's had just returned home when the accident took place however no one was in the room and no injuries were sustained. 

Sanders failed a battery of field sobriety tests at the scene of the accident and was transported to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center where he submitted to a breath test. He tested .18 BAC and was arrested for DWI and booked into the Confinement Center.

Officers also found various pills in Sanders' possession without a prescription.

Sanders is being charged with:

  • Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated, a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Possession of Schedule III Narcotic, Class D Felony
  • Possession of Schedule IV Narcotic, Class D Felony

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