Woman who caused crash in southern Indiana had blood-alcohol content of 0.35 percent, police say

Police: Woman tested at 4 times legal limit

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - A woman was driving at more than four times the legal limit when she caused a crash that closed a major thoroughfare in southern Indiana this week, police said.

Catherine Harmon Suzer, 44, of Owensboro Ky., suffered minor injuries after she rear-ended a tractor-trailer on U.S. 41 in Vanderburgh County on Wednesday night, police said.

Police said Suzer's blood-alcohol content tested at 0.35 percent, and that she was also under the influence of narcotics at the time.

Just before the crash, a deputy tried to stop Suzer's vehicle after Evansville-Vanderburgh County dispatchers received calls about a vehicle reportedly driving erratically, police said.

Suzer is expected to be arrested on DUI charges when she's released from Deaconess Hospital.

The southbound lanes of U.S. 41 were closed for more than two hours after the wreck.

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