Teen struck in alleged hit-and-run

A Jackson County man was arrested over the weekend after an alleged hit-and-run.

Keith M. Isaacs; Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
Keith M. Isaacs; Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

Judy Jackson, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, says that at approximately 9:28 p.m. on Saturday, Deputy Sgt. Kris Weisner was called to the scene on South Jonesville Road near Spear Road.

A caller reportedly informed dispatchers that a silver Mercedes struck a pedestrian, then continued southbound on Jonesville Road. Weisner, who was northbound on Jonesville Road, saw the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.

Jackson says that the driver, 47-year-old Keith M. Isaacs, of Seymour, exited his car and said he had no idea that he had hit someone. Sgt. Weisner’s report indicated that Isaacs’ pupils were constructed, his eyes were droopy and his speech was slurred.

The caller, who was on the scene, reportedly told deputies that they were southbound on Jonesville Road, directly behind Isaacs’ vehicle, and observed Isaacs driving “all over the road” before hitting the pedestrian. The witnesses also told authorities that they never lost sight of the Mercedes.

Jackson says that Deputy Teancum Clark was able to find a 16-year-old boy who had been struck by Isaacs’ car. According to the report, the teen complained of hip pain and was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital. He was ultimately treated and released.

When deputies searched Isaacs, they allegedly found four baggies of methamphetamine.He was arrested on preliminary charges of Operating while intoxicated/Prior, Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident and Possession of Methamphetamine. Authorities say that Isaacs has since been released on $20,000 bond.