EPD: Driver nearly 3 times legal alcohol limit crashes into traffic signal

Breanna Chapman
Breanna Chapman(Vanderburgh County Jail)
Published: Jan. 29, 2023 at 11:04 AM CST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville Police say they ended up arresting the reported victim of a hit and run.

They say they were called to Mount Vernon Avenue near Michigan Street around 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

Police say a hit and run was reported, and a car had hit a traffic signal.

They say the driver, Breanna Chapman, told them a car ran a stop sign, causing her to swerve and hit the sign.

Officers say they noticed the passenger was answering a lot of the questions and Chapman seemed unsteady.

They say the passenger admitted they had been drinking.

Police say instead of her car registration, Chapman, at first, gave them a Kohls receipt.

Officers say she failed field sobriety tests and had a BAC of .238.

She was taken to the hospital and then to jail.