Driver arrested after walking away from trapped passenger

Channel M. Vincent. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department
Channel M. Vincent. Photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department

A woman suspected of driving drunk, walked away from a crash while her passenger was still trapped in the wreckage yesterday, according to Bartholomew County authorities.

Elizabethtown volunteer firefighters were working to rescue the passenger from the crashed vehicle on State Road 7 and County Road 525E about 10:30 p.m. last night. When Bartholomew County sheriff’s deputies arrived, a deputy found the driver 27-year-old Channel M. Vincent of Elizabethtown, walking away from the crash scene, says Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department.

Both Vincent and her passenger were taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment. After being released from the hospital, Vincent was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with endangerment and disorderly conduct.