Evansville father arrested for driving while impaired after crashing on I-64

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.

William Burdette

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