Local man arrested for OWI after accident involving juvenile

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Bartholomew County sheriff’s deputies arrested a local man on multiple charges including operating a vehicle while intoxicated after an accident at 10:13 p.m. Saturday at Sprague Road and County Road 525W.

The driver, identified as Nicholas Bokich, 35, 0f 8211 S. Sprague Road, Columbus, and a juvenile, received minor injuries in the crash, deputies said.

Nicholas Bokich

The juvenile was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment. Bokich was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on preliminary charges of:
–Operating a vehicle while intoxicated
–Operating a vehicle while intoxicated – endangerment
–Operating a vehicle while intoxicated – prior conviction
–Reckless driving
–Leaving the scene of a crash
–Resisting law enforcement
–Neglect of a dependent resulting in bodily injury
Bokich was being held in jail in lieu of $47,500 bond, jail officials said.