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Driver Allegedly Admits To Drinking Shots Before Crash

Posted On August 12, 2014

dearborn-county-law-enforcement-center-drunk-tank-11032011.jpg(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A Lawrenceburg man told police he had drank about nine shots of alcohol before he wrecked his car on State Road 48.

Lawrenceburg Police responded to a vehicle wreck on SR 48 at Highview Drive at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, according to a court affidavit. To witnesses at the crash scene told officers that a male driver had wrecked into a rock wall. They allegedly saw the driver climb out of the vehicle that had come to a rest on its side and run into the woods.

The suspect, Devon Wade Abdon, 24, was caught a short time later on nearby Ridge Drive.

Abdon allegedly told officers that he was driving on State Road 48 when he tried to pass another car in a no passing zone, ran off the roadway, turned the car on its side, and hit the wall. According to police, he told officers he ran from the scene because he had about nine shots before he crashed.

Abdon has been charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

He has posted a $500 cash bond to get out of jail. A guilty plea and sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 26 in Dearborn Superior Court I.