Pedestrian injured in hit-and-run accident

A teen pedestrian was injured after he was hit by a vehicle that left the scene on South Jonesville Road near Spear Road.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Kris Weisner was sent to Jonesville Road at about 9:28 p.m. Saturday after a caller said a silver Mercedes hit the 16-year-old boy and continued southbound on the road.

Weisner saw the Mercedes and stopped the vehicle, identifying the driver as Keith M. Isaacs, 47, of Seymour, deputies said.

Isaacs told Weisner he had no idea that he had hit someone, deputies said.

Weisner described the driver’s pupils as constricted and his speech as slurred.

The witness who reported the accident told investigators that Isaacs was “driving all over the road” before hitting the teenager, deputies said.

Deputy Teancum Clark found the teen who had been hit, deputies said. The unidentified teen was treated and released from Columbus Regional Health for hip pain.

During the investigation, deputies found four corner-cut baggies, containing a crystal substance, in Isaacs’ wallet, deputies said. The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine, deputies said.

Isaacs was arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident and possession of methamphetamine, deputies said.

Isaacs has been released from the Bartholomew County Jail after posting $20,000 bond, jail officials said.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.