Impaired Driver Arrested after Colliding into Telephone Pole



Pike County – Early this morning, Indiana State Police arrested a 33-year-old Vincennes man for driving while intoxicated after he drove off the roadway and struck a telephone pole on S.R. 61.

According to Trooper John Davis, at approximately 3:12 this morning, Richard Kerner, 33, of Vincennes, was driving his 2005 Ford four-door northbound on S.R. 61near C.R. 125 South when his vehicle left roadway on the right and collided into a telephone pole. Kerner was unconscious and taken to Jasper Memorial Hospital for injuries to his face and leg. During the course of the investigation it was later determined that Kerner had a BAC of .17%. After being treated for his injuries, he was released and taken to the Pike County Jail where he is currently being held on bond. Kerner’s vehicle was totaled.