A local man was arrested on multiple charges after fleeing a traffic crash Sunday night.
Bartholomew County Sheriffs responded to a personal injury crash shortly after 10 p.m. in the 12000 block of 25th Street. Authorities say a woman was driving when 42-year-old Kevin Groover Jr., of Columbus, grabbed the steering wheel and caused the crash. The driver sustained injuries during the crash and was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital.
Authorities say that Groover then jumped into the drivers seat and fled the scene in the wrecked vehicle. A deputy located the vehicle and stopped Groover in the 3000 block of North State Road 9. He was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated-Endangerment and Resisting Law Enforcement
Groover has since been released.