Crash leads to arrest on drug charges

Philip Menefee; photo courtesy of Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

A head-on collision over the weekend resulted in a drug arrest. Judy Jackson, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, says that at about 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, deputies responded to the 5400 block of West Goeller in reference to a crash with injury.

One driver, 75-year-old Shirley Bozell, of Columbus, told first-responders that she was traveling east when she saw the other car approaching her vehicle head on. Bozell was transported to Columbus Regional Health, where she was later released.

The driver of the second vehicle, 40-year-old Philip Menefee, of Columbus, was treated at CRH and arrested on preliminary charges of Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated (Drugs) and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Menefee has since been released.