WARRICK – At approximately 1 a.m. Friday, Indiana State Police responded to a report of subjects walking along I-64 near the 37 mile-marker.
When troopers arrived, they located two adults and three children at the 36.5 mile-marker. The adult male was identified as William Burdette, 27, of Evansville.
Further investigation revealed Burdette was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer westbound on I-64 near the 36 mile-marker when the vehicle left the roadway on the north side, rolled several times, and came to a final rest down an embankment.
Burdette displayed signs of impairment and had minor injuries. The adult female and Burdette’s six-year-old daughter also suffered minor injuries. Burdette’s three-year-old and one-year-old sons were not injured.
Warrick County EMS checked everyone involved in the crash and further medical treatment was refused.
A family member later picked up the adult female and Burdette’s children.
Burdette submitted a blood test and those results are pending.
Burdette was arrested and taken to the Warrick County Jail where he is currently being held on bond on charges of neglect of a dependent, operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a passenger under the age of 18, OWI.
Arresting Officer: Trooper Zack Fulton, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officer: Trooper Brent Gramig, Indiana State Police