News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 26, 2014

Hit-and-run on Monday leads to pair of arrests

The Tribune-Star

SEELYVILLE — Two Terre Haute men were arrested late Monday after a hit-and-run accident on U.S. 40 at Baker Street in Seelyville.

At 8:55 p.m. Monday, Indiana State Police troopers Mike Finney and David Petrowski were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash in which a driver of one vehicle ran from the scene.

Police report that a car driven by Bradley Hogue, 44, was southbound on Baker Street when it reportedly ran a stop sign and collided with a westbound vehicle driven by Shawn Lucas, 46, of Brazil.

The troopers began a neighborhood check of the area, with Hogue being identified as the driver. At about 10:30 p.m., troopers canvassing the neighborhood saw a red car quickly leaving the area. Finney and Petrowski stopped the vehicle in a nearby mobile home park and identified the driver as Chad Miller, 32, and the front seat passenger as Hogue.

Miller was found to not have a valid driver’s license and was in possession of a suspected narcotic prescription pill, police said.

Hogue was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Miller was arrested on suspicion of being a habitual traffic violator and possession of a controlled substance.

They were transported to the Vigo County Jail.

Police also report that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, and chemical tests are pending.