A 22-year-old Linton man was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly hit a utility pole on County Road 200S near Lyons and left the scene of the accident.
Linton Police Officer Brock Garrison arrested Cody A. Perkins on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated about 2:35 a.m.
The accident scene was located about halfway between County Road 1000W and County Road 900W on County Road 200S.
Perkins, driving a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, was traveling west on County Road 200S when he crossed the center line and ran into the ditch on the south side of the road. The truck continued to travel down the ditch striking Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC utility pole and breaking it. The truck finally came to rest with the utility wires lying next to it, according to the accident report filed by Garrison.
Initially, Perkins left the scene of the accident, but returned later with friends in an attempt to recover the truck, according to Garrison.
"The suspect was questioned at the scene and admitted to driving and being intoxicated," Garrison wrote in a news release.
Perkins failed a standard field sobriety test and registered .20 percent alcohol concentration on the Datamaster.
He was arrested and taken to Greene County Jail in Bloomfield.
Perkins was released from jail after posting $4,000 bond. His initial court appearance will be at 8:30 a.m. on Friday.