On 12/28/19 at approximately 1:40 a.m. the City of Carbondale Police Department received a report of a hit and run traffic crash involving a vehicle which collided with a light pole near the intersection of West Grand Avenue and South Illinois Avenue. Witnesses followed the vehicle as it continued to drive north on South Illinois Avenue and observed the vehicle collide with an unoccupied car parked in the 700 block of South Illinois Avenue. Officers were able to stop the vehicle at the intersection of West Cherry Street and South Illinois Avenue. The driver was identified as 31 year old Wesley Overstreet, of Paducah, Kentucky. Overstreet was found to be impaired and was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Subsequent to Overstreet’s arrest, officers found him to be in possession of scheduled narcotics without a prescription and other controlled substances. Overstreet was incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, DUI and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident. Overstreet suffered minor injuries as a result of one or both of the crashes.
Wesley Overstreet, 31 years old of Paducah, Kentucky
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