UPDATE: Former Sheriff Candidate Arrested Following US 50 Crash
Update posted Wednesday, August 13 at 6:48 a.m.:
A former candidate for Dearborn County sheriff was arrested on allegations of intoxicated driving following a crash on U.S. 50 Tuesday.
Eagle 99.3 told you about the crash on U.S. 50 near the Tanners Creek Flyover Bridge just before 9:00 Tuesday morning.
Indiana State Police say a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Jack Addison, 61, of Moores Hill, was westbound on the highway when he drove left of center and struck an eastbound Pepsi truck driven by Dennis Roell, 52, of Crothersville. After impact, Addison’s truck continued west where it struck a guardrail at the bridge.
According to ISP Sgt. Noel Houze, Addison was pinned in the vehicle and had to be extricated. He also exhibited signs of impairment. He was transported to Dearborn County Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and also submitted to a blood draw.
After being released from the hospital, Addison was taken to the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center where he is being held on a preliminary charge of Operating White Intoxicated. Additional charges could come later after all blood testing has been completed.
Roell was not injured.
Lawrenceburg Police Department and Lawrenceburg Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.
Addison ran as a Democrat for Dearborn County Sheriff in 2010. He lost in the May party primary election.
Original story posted Tuesday, August 12 at 9:06 a.m:
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Traffic on U.S. 50 through the Lawrenceburg corridor may be slowed by a crash Tuesday morning.
A pickup truck and a semi collided in the westbound lanes of the highway near the intersection with Front Street at around 8:55 a.m.
A person was reportedly trapped in the pickup truck, which witnesses said was smoking after being knocked into a guardrail. Injuries are said to be involved.
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