Two arrested after hit-and-run crash

Gaspar T. Antonio
Gaspar T. Antonio

Two people were arrested Tuesday morning after a hit-and-run crash on State Road 7 in Bartholomew County.

Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police, says that a man saw an SUV crash into another vehicle at about 8:25 a.m. on the state highway and then continue on into Columbus. The man followed the vehicle into Columbus where police were alerted. Officers stopped the vehicle on Clifty Drive near Columbus East High School and allegedly smelled alcohol on the breath of the driver, 25-year-old Gaspar T. Antonio of Seymour. And when Antonio opened the glove compartment, beer cans fell out, Harris said.

Antonio failed several sobriety tests and was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicatd. A passenger, 22-year-old Jose A. Santizo was arrested on a Jackson County warrant.

Harris said the original crash is being investigated by the county sheriff’s department.