Passenger arrested on drunk-driving charges

Brittney A. Spears. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A Columbus woman is being accused of driving under the influence after both vehicles fled a crash scene Friday morning.

Columbus police report that Bartholomew County deputies stopped a damaged vehicle on 10th Street at about 1:45 a.m. Friday morning after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of National Road and 10th. Authorities determined that a passenger, 23-year-old Brittney A. Spears of Columbus, was actually driving at the time of the crash.

Spears failed sobriety tests and was arrested on preliminary charges of false informing, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.