Tuesday afternoon a routine car accident turned into an investigation of domestic abuse resulting in the arrest of a Scottsburg man.
Gary L. Hall, 67 was arrested at the scene and incarcerated at the Scott County Jail on the charges of Domestic Battery, A Misdemeanor; Operating a Vehicle with Impairment, A Misdemeanor; Operating While Intoxicated with Endangerment, A Misdemeanor and Open Container.
Scott County Dispatch dispatched a car crash at 4:20 p.m. with injuries located at State Road #56 and South Lake Road in Scottsburg.
When Indiana State Police Trooper Tracy Spencer arrived at the scene he met with officers from the Scottsburg City Police Department.
The reported car crash was not a car crash after all but, was actually a Domestic Battery that occurred inside of a vehicle.
Trooper Spencer assumed the investigation and learned that Hall allegedly battered a female that was riding with him while the vehicle was travelling down the roadway, (Hall was driving).
Several witnesses in other vehicles witnessed the battery occur and blocked the vehicle Gary Hall was driving until officers could arrive.