PIKE COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) – Indiana State Police have arrested a Vincennes man after they say he drove off the roadway striking a telephone pole while intoxicated.
Police say the incident happened just after 3 a.m. Saturday on State Road 61 near County Road 125 South.
According to the report, 33-year-old Richard Kerner was driving when his vehicle veered off the roadway on the right and collided with a telephone pole.
Kerner was found unconscious in the vehicle with injuries to his face and leg. He was taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital where he was treated.
Police say Kerner had a blood alcohol content level of .17 percent.
After he was released from the hospital, Kerner was transported to the Pike County Jail and is currently being held on bond.
His vehicle was totaled.