A local man was arrested on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he was accused of flipping his vehicle near the pond in Mill Race Park.

Officers were sent to the crash just before 6 a.m. Sunday morning, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.

When they arrived, they found a 2007 Cadillac CTS that had overturned and was partially hanging over the pond, Harris said.

Anthony L. Oliver
Anthony L. Oliver

Officers spoke with the driver, Anthony L. Oliver, 22, Columbus, and suspected he was intoxicated, Harris said. After failing several field sobriety exercises, Oliver was taken to the Columbus Police Department for a breath test, where he tested at .08 percent, Harris said. He was then taken to the Bartholomew County Jail.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.

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