Police: Driver in fiery I-65 crash was under the influence

Police: Driver in fiery I-65 crash was under the influence
Brad Vandeventer (Source: LMDC)
Brad Vandeventer (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The driver of a semi involved in a fiery crash on Interstate 65 was under the influence of alcohol, according to police.

Brad Vandeventer, 59, crashed on I-65 at Hospital Curve around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to an arrest report.

When officials arrived on scene they discovered the crash had caused a large fire. The flames burnt the semi down to the frame.

An arrest report said Vandeventer, who is from Lansing, Mich., told police he was driving and "the next thing he knew, he had tipped over."

Officers said three unopened 12 ounce silver cans were recovered after the fire was put out.

Police said they could smell alcohol on Vandeventer's breath and he was dazed and slow to respond to questions. His breathalyzer test registered .061.

Vandeventer was booked into Louisville Metro Department of Corrections and charged with C.D.L. under the influence of alcohol/controlled substance.

The interstate was closed for approximately eight hours following the crash.

The judge reminded Vandeventer that he is lucky no one else was injured in the crash and that he too is lucky to be alive.

Vandeventer's bond was set at $10,000. He is due back in court Nov. 17.

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