Driver arrested after pick-up truck crashes into house

A Columbus man was arrested after an early-morning crash that resulted in the man’s pick-up truck running into a house.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson says that at 12:45 a.m. on Friday, Sgt. Gary Knoef and Deputy Brent

Jacob Meredith
Jacob Meredith

Worman responded to a crash in the 8000 block of South State Road 58. On arrival, the deputies found a heavily damaged pickup truck. Deputy Worman made contact with the driver, 22-year-old Jacob Meredith.

Jackson says that Sgt. Knoef conducted a preliminary investigation and found that the pickup truck had driven off the roadway, traveled approximately 400-feet in a ditch, broke a utility pole, struck a culvert and then came to rest after striking a house in the 8000 block of South State Road 58.

Authorities say that no one was in the house at the time of the crash. Power was reportedly knocked out for a few hours, but has since been DSC00048restored. Luckily, there were no passengers inside of the pick-up truck.

Jackson says that Meredith was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was reportedly booked in the Bartholomew County Jail, where he has since been released on $5,000 bond.

The Sheriff’s Department is thanking the Southwest Volunteer Fire DSC00049Department for helping with security and cleanup.