(POSEY CO) – At approximately 10 p.m. Thursday, Indiana State Police and Posey County Sheriff’s Department responded to a crash on North Stierley Road south of Blairsville that resulted in the arrest of a Wadesville man for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a crash.
Preliminary investigation revealed 32-year-old Michael Fuhs, of Wadesville, was driving his 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck north on Stierley Road when he drove left of center and sideswiped a 2014 Ford Escape SUV that was traveling southbound.
After the initial impact, the driver of the Ford Escape, 47-year-old Michele A. Willman, of Wadesville, lost control and came to a final rest in the ditch on the west side of the roadway.
Fuhs failed to stop and continued traveling north.
Moments after the crash, another motorist observed a pickup truck with significant damage traveling at a high rate of speed north on Stierley Road. The motorist followed the truck to a residence on Winery Road before returning to Stierley Road south of Blairsville and finding the crash.
Willman was transported to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville where she was treated and released for minor injuries.
Due to the damage to Fuhs’ vehicle, the driver’s side tire left a gouge mark on the roadway from the scene all the way to his residence on Winery Road, which was approximately two-miles away. Troopers located Fuhs and his vehicle at his residence. Further investigation revealed Fuhs had a blood alcohol content of .16%. Fuhs was not injured.
He was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. He taken to the Posey County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
The Posey County Sheriff’s Department investigated the crash.
Arresting Officer: Trooper Zack Fulton, Indiana State Police
Assisting Officers: Sergeant Kylen Compton, Sergeant Russ Werkmeister, and Trooper Daltyn Backes
Assisting Agency: Posey County Sheriff’s Department