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Impaired Driver Crashes Into Utility Pole In Duobis County
Updated April 27, 2015 7:49 AM
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(SCHNELLVILLE) - An impaired driver took out a utility pole and then left the scene of the accident early Saturday morning.

According to the Dubois County Sheriff's Department, 19-year-old Keith Verkamp was traveling west on Schnellville Road east of County Road 700E at about 1:25 a.m. in a 1995 Chevrolet truck when he went left of center and into a ditch. The truck continued west in the ditch until it hit a utility pole, breaking it. The truck then flipped over and came to rest facing south in the ditch.

Verkamp left the scene before deputies arrived but was found a short time later at his home.

According to police, Verkamp suffered a broken neck and was taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment.

No powerlines were down although the utility was broken. Dubois REC was called to the scene to repair the damage.

Verkamp was charged with operating while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and illegal consuming.



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