On December 2, 2019, Deputy Johnney Coomer was dispatched to Blocher area in reference to a hit and run.
Upon arrival, Deputy Coomer made contact with the reporting party and driver of one vehicle. He advised that a truck struck the back of his vehicle and refused to stop.
The reporting party followed the truck to a residence in Blocher and attempted to speak with him.
The reporting party observed the driver of the truck to be intoxicated. As Deputy Coomer was taking a statement, the truck in question with the driver was observed driving past them.
Deputy Coomer initiated a traffic stop and make contact with the driver, William Kerrigan, age 31, of Springfield, OH.
Further investigation revealed that Kerrigan appeared to be under the influence and involvement in the accident that was reported.
He was taken into custody and transported to the Scott County Jail.
Kerrigan was charged with OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT, PUBLIC INTOXICATION, OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED – REFUSAL, and LEAVING THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENT.