Two teenagers sustained minor injuries Thursday in a three-vehicle after-school mishap on East Washington Street, 100 feet east of Indianapolis Road.
Robert Bridgewater, 16, Greencastle, was westbound, driving a 2000 Dodge Ram and approaching the stoplight near Dairy Castle. He told police he looked down momentarily to locate his cell phone and did not realize traffic in front of him was stopping.
His vehicle struck the rear of a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by Brookelyn Edgar, 16, Greencastle, pushing it into a 1988 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driven by Dakota Wilbur, 17, Greencastle.
Total damage in the 3:26 p.m. accident was estimated at $10,000-$25,000.
Officer Ed Wilson reported that both Edgar and Jessie Glover, a passenger in the Wilbur vehicle, suffered neck pain and were taken to Putnam County Hospital via Operation Life ambulance.
Meanwhile, police also reported an incident of leaving the scene of a property-damage accident Thursday at the Dollar General lot on North Jackson Street.
Phillip Sosebee, 39, Greencastle, reported damage to the passenger's side of the front bumper on a 2003 Mazda SUV.
Damage was listed at $1,000 or less.
One citation was issued early Friday morning by city officers.
-- At 1:15 a.m. Brian Bullerdick, 52, New Market, was cited on Bloomington Street by Officer Nick Eastham for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.
Allen Wayne Buis, 34, Spencer: Operating while intoxicated with a prior, Aug. 18, 9:26 p.m.
Ryan Joseph Scobee, 33, Greencastle: Public intoxication (.23 BAC), probation violation, Aug. 18, 3 a.m.
* Aug. 12, 8:18 p.m.: Jared G. Hagen, 24, Harmony, was southbound on Manhattan Road in a 2001 Chevrolet Impala when he approached a slight corner. He lost control, causing the vehicle to slide sideways, crossing the northbound lane and entering a ditch.
The vehicle struck a pole and continued to slide sideways across a hard.
Property owner John Tesmer said the power pole belonged to him and the accident caused several problems to his personal business.
Hagen admitted both that he was traveling at a high rate of speed and that he had been drinking. He was transported to Putnam County Hospital due to his intoxication and possible injuries.
He was charged with felony operating while intoxicated with a prior.
Aug. 17, 3:59 p.m.: Removed branch from road on U.S. 231 South. Cleared 4:21 p.m.
Aug. 17, 8:09 p.m.: Medical assist at 1014 Millpond Ln. Cleared 8:46 p.m.
Aug. 17, 10:18 p.m.: Alarm at 107 W. Hanna St. Disregarded 10:21 p.m.
Aug. 18, 3:21 p.m.: LP gas leak at 2345 S. CR 240 West. Cleared 3:45 p.m.
Aug. 18, 5:27 p.m.: Medical assist at 613 E. Walnut St. Cleared 5:38 p.m.
Aug. 18, 6:25 p.m.: Medical assist at 1014 Millpond Ln. Cleared 6:42 p.m.
Aug. 19, 12:07 a.m.: Provided manpower for coroner's office at 3125 U.S. 231 South. Cleared 12:52 a.m.
Aug. 19, 7:42 a.m.: Alarm due to an iron at 208 Olive St. Cleared 7:56 a.m.
Aug. 19, 12:13 p.m.: Alarm due to cooking at 106 S. Vine St. Cleared 12:15 p.m.
Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Greencastle Police, the Greencastle Fire and the Putnam County Sheriff's departments.
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