Columbus man arrested after crash

A Columbus man was arrested early Wednesday morning after crashing his vehicle.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson WATTJES MICHAEL Dsays that at approximately 12:51 a.m., Deputy Leah Burton was dispatched to the scene of the crash, at the 74 mile marker of I-65.

Deputy Burton reported arriving at the scene to find the driver, 31-year-old Michael D. Wattjes, standing beside the vehicle. Wattjes reportedly told the Deputy that he was traveling north on I-65 when he ran off the road and went through a barrier cable.

Jackson says that Wattjes was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Under the Influence of Drugs. He was booked in the Bartholomew county Jail on $2,500 bond.