A Greenville woman’s night of drinking went off the rails when police say she drove her Volkswagen Beetle one-quarter of a mile down railroad tracks Sunday morning.
April N. Hill, 22, was found “barefoot, bleeding and covered in mud” at just past 5 a.m. climbing over a steep embankment onto the roadway near the 4600 block of Corydon Pike, according to a press release from Indiana State Police. Just 30 minutes earlier, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department received a call from Hill’s sister saying that Hill had called her and said her car was stuck on the tracks somewhere in Floyd County.
Hill did not know the location of her 1999 Volkswagen, but employees of Norfolk Southern Railroad Co. found the car on the tracks near Corydon Pike, according to the ISP release. Norfolk removed the car from the tracks, but not before train service was halted for hours.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed that Hill drove onto the railroad tracks at Ind. 111 and Corydon Pike. She then drove about one-quarter of a mile when her vehicle became stuck in the gravel just prior to entering the Georgetown/Edwardsville railroad tunnel.
Hill was arrested and preliminarily charged with disturbing a train bed, a class D felony, and the class A misdemeanors of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and OWI with a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 percent or more.