Hit-and-run accident results in 2 charges, 1 ticket

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — A Tuesday night leaving-the-scene accident resulted in an arrest.

The Huntingburg Police Department was called to an accident scene in the 1000 block of Friendship Drive at 10:04 p.m. Police said a caller reported the suspect had fled the scene in a light tan pickup truck that would have front end damage and a flat front tire.

Authorities allege the suspect struck a concrete block barrier wall and a 1996 trailer belonging to Donald L. and Mary J. Jenkins of 1032 Race St. Their damage was estimated at $500.

Officers who searched the area for a truck matching the description reported they found it at Ninth and Shelby streets. The 2000 Chevrolet Silverado had damage to its front bumper area and a flat passenger-side front tire.

Police say the driver, Reid A. Toby, 19, 809 Shelby St., was located in the same vicinicty and allegedly admitted to driving the vehicle involved in the accident.

An officer speaking with Toby reported noticing that he had been drinking alcohol. After further investigation, police said, Toby was taken to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for medical clearance.

Police say he will be lodged in the Dubois County Security Center on preliminary misdemeanor counts of minor consuming and leaving the scene of a property damage accident. He will also be ticketed for operating a vehicle without financial responsibility.

Damage to the Silverado was estimated at $1,000.

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