Turkey flies through car windshield

JACKSON COUNTY, Ind. – It is turkey season in Indiana. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, public information officer for the Indiana State Police (ISP), says that a trooper responded to a “car vs. turkey” crash on Monday, between Brownstown and Seymour, on U.S. 50. The bird came completely through the windshield causing injuries to the driver. ISP reminds motorists to use caution as the birds are on the move and they can cause serious damage to vehicles.

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Driver crashes into pond, arrested for DUI

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Columbus Police Department (CPD) public relations officer Lt. Matt Harris says a local man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he reportedly drove his vehicle partially into a pond on Thursday evening. Patrolmen responded to the area of Taylor Road, north of 31st Street, in regards to the accident at around 8:45 p.m. CPD noted that a truck had crashed through a fence and was partially in a pond off the east side of the street. Officers allege that the driver of the truck, Troy Fear, 48, of Columbus, had difficulty maintaining his balance and noticed his speech was slurred. The driver was uninjured but was transported to Columbus Regional Health, where law enforcement later applied for a search warrant for a blood draw when the suspect supposedly became uncooperative. After obtaining the blood draw, Fear was placed under arrest and then taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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Vehicle strikes young child

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Bartholomew County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to the 6000 block of Continental Drive, in Heritage Heights trailer park, on Tuesday around 6:45 p.m., after a report of an injury-related accident where a car hit a pedestrian. The male juvenile pedestrian was approximately five years old and he sustained serious injuries. The young boy was transported by Lifeline medical helicopter to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis to be treated. The driver of the vehicle was identified as a juvenile female of about 16 years. The area of the accident scene was closed to traffic for several hours while the initial investigation was being completed. The inquiry to determine the cause of the mishap is ongoing. Indiana State Police, the Columbus Police Department, and Lifeline assisted the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

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