Police: Man under influence of meth when car hit teen, left the scene

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Keith Isaacs

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – Police in Bartholomew County say a man was under the influence of methamphetamine when he struck a teen with his Mercedes and left the scene.

The crash happened around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on South Jonesville Road near Spears Street. A caller said a Mercedes struck a pedestrian and continued southbound.

4 Fast Facts

  • Police arrest man after hit-and-run crash in Bartholomew County
  • Witness said Mercedes was “all over the road” before hitting teen
  • Driver arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene
  • Police said the man had methamphetamine in his possession

Sgt. Kris Weisner with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department saw the car and pulled it over. Weisner identified the driver as Keith M. Isaacs, 47, Seymour, who told the deputy that he didn’t realize he’d hit anyone with his car.

The deputy observed that Isaacs’ pupils were constricted, his eyes were droopy and his speech was slurred.

The witness who originally reported the crash said they were following Isaacs’ Mercedes and said the car was “all over the road” before hitting the pedestrian.

A 16-year-old was hit; the teen complained of pain in his hip and went to Columbus Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police found four baggies in Isaacs’ wallet that contained a crystalline substance; the substance tested positive for methamphetamine, police said.

Isaacs was arrested on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated with a prior, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and possession of methamphetamine.

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