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Deputies: Man runs after crash involving semi on Hwy 41

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 5:21 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A semi and a car crashed in Evansville early Wednesday morning.

It happened around 2:30 at Highway 41 and Boonville New Harmony Road.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of the car ran a red light and hit the back of the semi.

Deputies say the driver, later identified as 39-year-old Wesley Teicher, ran from the scene.

They say they found a number for Teicher and called him.

According to the affidavit, Teicher answered their call and told them he was at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Center.

He initially told deputies that his car was stolen before saying it wasn’t stolen but didn’t know how it got there.

Authorities say Teicher had a strong smell of alcohol on his breath and admitted to drinking “a lot.”

Teicher was arrested and booked in the Vanderburgh County Jail.

He was charged with leaving the scene of a crash, resisting law enforcement and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The driver of the semi was not hurt.

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