A Georgia truck driver has been arrested on numerous charges after leaving the scene of a crash Sunday on Interstate 65 in Jackson County, Indiana.
Kendarius C. Poole, 29, Riverdale, Georgia, has been charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Synthetic Urine, Operating While Intoxicated and Operating While Intoxicated-Endangerment.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., Indiana State Police Trooper Tia Hunt responded to a semi tractor trailer parked on the shoulder of I-65 Northbound near the 53 mile marker, just north of Seymour. Poole, the driver, indicated to Hunt that he just had flat tires that needed repaired and had not been involved in a crash. However, the trooper observed that the vehicle had fresh damage from a recent crash and Trooper Korry Clark located fresh damage to a guardrail approximately two miles south that matched the damage to Pooles truck and trailer.
During further investigation, Hunt obtained information that Poole was possibly in possession of marijuana and Trooper Randel Miller, and his K-9 Jinx, responded to the scene to assist and Jinx alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle. During a search of the truck, suspected marijuana and synthetic urine were both located.
A search warrant was obtained to draw blood from Poole for evidence that he had been operating the vehicle while intoxicated. After the search warrant was served, Poole was arrested on charges of Leaving the Scene of a Crash, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Synthetic Urine, Operating While Intoxicated, and Operating While Intoxicated-Endangerment.
Poole was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he was lodged pending an initial court appearance in Jackson County Superior Court.