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April 30, 2013

One vehicle crash sends driver to jail

MARTIN COUNTY — Saturday at approximately 1:35 p.m. the Martin County Dispatch Center received a call of a possible personal injury traffic accident on SR 550 at Abel Hill Road involving a Silver Ford Focus.

Martin County Dispatch also received information that a vehicle matching this description had damaged the concrete wall along the driveway of 8618 Progress School Road and left the scene.  State Troopers and the Martin County Sheriff’s Department  arrived at SR 550 and Abel Hill Road and located the silver Ford Focus off the roadway, down an embankment and up against a utility pole.  The driver John P. Kendall, 47, Loogootee was still in the vehicle and was being checked for injuries by the fire department. As law enforcement got to the silver Focus, they noticed several alcohol containers in the vehicle. It was also observed several other indicators that led law enforcement to believe that Kendall could possibly be intoxicated.

After being looked at by the fire department for injuries State Troopers and the Sheriff’s Department asked Kendall to get out of the vehicle but he refused and closed and locked his doors. Kendall continued to not respond to the officer’s commands to exit the vehicle so officers had to break out a window on the car. Even after breaking out the window Kendall still was resisting the officers and the Sheriff’s Department deployed a Taser to gain compliance but Kendall continued to resist the officers.

A fireman on scene assisted Lents and Keller and the three of them were able to get him out of the vehicle and into custody. While conducting a search of Kendall several pills were located in his pockets.

Kendall was transported to the Martin County Jail where he was offered a certified chemical test in which he tested .24 percent BAC.

He was placed under arrest and lodged at the Martin County Jail. He was charged with four counts of possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and resisting law enforcement.

Further investigation into the pills revealed Kendall was in possession of Hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance, Levetiracetam, a Legend drug, and Peroxetine, also a Legend drug

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