North Vernon man accused of DUI after 3-vehicle crash

Michael J. Clark. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

A North Vernon man was arrested on DUI charges after a three-vehicle crash in Columbus Tuesday night.

Columbus police were called to the crash scene in the area of 7th Street and Central at about 9:30 Tuesday night and found that all the vehicles had suffered minor damage. However one driver was slumped over inside his vehicle.

Police say the driver, 41-year-old Michael J. Clark, appeared unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol. He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to have his blood tested and then to the Bartholomew County Jail on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.