Teenager accused of leaving crash

A Bloomington teen was arrested after police say he hit a vehicle in the Nashville McDonald’s parking lot and left the scene.

On Oct. 14, Sgt. Scott Bowling with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department responded to the parking lot for the report of a hit and run. A witness, who heard the accident, gave Bowling the vehicle description, driver description and license plate information, according to a probable cause affidavit by Nashville Police Officer Richard King.

Bowling forwarded the information to Brown County Dispatch who shared it with Bartholomew County Dispatch. A Columbus Police officer was able to stop the vehicle driven by Storm Easterly, 19.

Easterly told police he was nervous that he hit the vehicle and continued driving because he was unsure what to do. He had never been in an accident before, the affidavit said.

He said the vehicle was his girlfriend’s.

He was charged Oct. 20 with leaving the scene of an accident, a Class B misdemeanor, and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor. King’s report did not elaborate on what Easterly had in his possession at the time of his arrest.