* A sleepy driver on westbound Interstate 70 reportedly caused a serious accident in the early morning of Tuesday, Nov. 6.
At 1:08 a.m. Angel Martinez Vazquez, 28, Cory, was en route to Terre Haute in a 2001 Dodge Stratus. He said he got sleepy and the next thing he remembered, he was waking as his vehicle struck something or got hit.
Abdihodzic Hidajet, 58, St. Louis, was eastbound in a 2008 Volvo tractor-trailer. He saw the Vazquez car leave the north side of the road and hit a guardrail.
The vehicle then crossed all lanes of traffic and entered Hidajet's lane of travel. He could not avoid the collision.
Vazquez's car stopped in the driving lane with massive damage. The driver was extricated from the car and transported by Operation Life for the treatment of minor bleeding at various places around his body.
Hidajet's semi came to rest along the guardrail with extensive undercarriage damage. He was out and walking and refused medical attention.
Damage was estimated at $50,001-$100,000.
* At 5:41 on Tuesday Justin L. Schroder, 33, Buckley, Ill., was southbound on U.S. 231 when his 2005 Dodge Ram suffered a mechanical failure.
A problem with the truck's rear axle caused it to leave the roadway and hit the guardrail on the west side of U.S. 231 just north of County Road 200 West.
Damage was estimated at $25,001-$50,000.
Three people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.
* On Monday, Nov. 5 at 9:23 a.m. Jose Guzman, 28, Bloomington, was arrested for domestic battery.
At 5:09 p.m. Shannon Michelle DePew, 28, Coatesville, was lodged at the jail for contempt of court.
* On Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 11:10 a.m. Brian Douglas Cox was charged with operating while intoxicated and public intoxication.
A Greencastle driver received a pair of citations from City Police after being stopped early Tuesday.
Mathew Clodfelter, 22, was stopped by Officer Nick Eastham at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday on Bloomington Street, south of Martinsville Street.
Clodfelter was ticketed for 51 mph in a 30-mph zone and was also cited for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.
The Greencastle Fire Department was dispatched once on Wednesday morning.
At 10:18 a.m. crews were sent to 304 S. Indiana St., where a fire alarm was set off during cooking. They were back in service at 10:25 a.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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