Two people were arrested Wednesday evening after allegedly fleeing the scene of a crash.
Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson says at approximately 6:24 p.m., Deputy Andrew Whipker responded to
the area of State Road 9 and County Road East 500 North after authorities received a number of calls about a vehicle being driven erratically in that area. A short time later, there were reports of a single-vehicle crash in which two occupants allegedly fled the scene.
Jackson says that deputies found two suspects in the area of the collision. They were identified as 28-year-old Thomas Thompson, of Seymour, and 22-year-old Tiara Wickliff, of Franklin.
Authorities say that Thompson is facing preliminary charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Public Intoxication, while Wickliff was charged with Public Intoxication and Resisting Law Enforcement. Jackson says that both were booked in the Bartholomew County Jail.
She says that Thompson is being held on $9,500 bond, while Wickliff remains behind bars on $8,500 bond.