ISP: Intoxicated driver causes Churubusco crash

WHITLEY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – According to Indiana State Police a crash on Saturday afternoon in Churubusco resulted in the arrest of a 19 year old man from Kimmell, on OWI and marijuana related charges.

On Saturday, January 6, 2018 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Trooper Justin Snyder was parked in the parking lot of Churubusco High School completing some paperwork when he saw a vehicle traveling westbound on Washington Street towards Eagle Drive at a high rate of speed. The vehicle then crashed into a three foot high curb in front of Churubusco Elementary School.

Snyder arrived immediately after and during his interaction with the driver, 19 year old Logan R. Skinner of Kimmell and his passenger, 19 year old Hannah N. Schaefer of Churubusco, he learned that the couple were involved in a verbal argument prior to the crash.

During his subsequent investigation, Snyder gained verbal consent to search Skinner’s vehicle where he located items commonly associated with the use of marijuana and marijuana wax. Skinner was also wanted out of Noble County for a probation violation related to a previous possession of marijuana charge.
Skinner was taken into custody without incident and incarcerated in the Whitley County Jail on the following preliminary charges:
• Operating While Intoxicated-Controlled Substance
• Possession of Marijuana
• Possession of Paraphernalia
The vehicle crash is being investigated by the Churubusco Police Department.