Police: Driver loses wheel in crash, drives from scene

Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.
Kyle Fillmore. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

A driver is under arrest, accused by Columbus police of taking off from a crash scene downtown, despite leaving one of the wheels of his vehicle behind.

54-year old Kyle Fillmore of Columbus is facing preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries and possessing both marijuana and methamphetamine.

An off-duty state trooper saw the crash between Fillmore’s vehicle and another driver at about 5:25 p.m. yesterday afternoon at 16th Street and Lafayette Avenue. A passenger in the second car suffered minor injuries.

Columbus police found Fillmore and his vehicle at Noblitt Park. He allegedly had slurred speech and alcohol on his breath. And, as he talked to officers they report that he dropped a container on the ground that contained marijuana and methamphetamine.

After a blood draw at the hospital, he was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail.