Driver arrested on drunk driving charges after head-on crash

Cody Maddox
Cody Maddox

Two vehicles suffered heavy front-end damage after a head-on crash early Sunday morning on Poshard Drive that police say was caused by a drunk driver.

The crash happened at about 12:15 a.m. when a car driving east on Poshard Drive left the road, overcorrected and crossed the centerline on Poshard Drive striking another vehicle head-on, says Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus Police Department.

The driver of the first car, 25-year-old Cody T. Maddox told police that he could not remember what happened, Harris said. Police say he was slurring his words and his eyes appeared bloodshot and glassy. Maddox and the second driver, 21-year-old Marissa Abner, were taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for minor injuries.

Maddox was arrested on preliminary charges of preliminary charges of operating a motor vehicle while Intoxicated and operating a vehicle while intoxicated with endangerment.