Columbus man arrested for OWI after crashing truck into house

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (Feb. 12, 2016)– A Columbus man was arrested Friday after police say he crashed into a house with his car while under the influence.

Jacob Meredith
Jacob Meredith

Around 12:45 a.m. Friday, officers were called to the 8000 block of South State Road 58. Officers found a heavily damaged pickup truck at the scene.

The truck had been driven off the road into a ditch, broke an electrical pole and eventually hit a house.

The driver was identified as Jacob Meredith, 22, of Columbus.

There was nobody inside the house at the time of the crash. Power was knocked out for a few hours.

Meredith was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and was released on $5,000 bond.

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