A Drew County man who reportedly cut his wrist after he backed into a store display with his vehicle and was pursued by police will likely face a drug charge after he is released from the hospital, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the news release, law enforcement officers were dispatched on April 24 at 6 p.m. to a “hit-and-run” at Atwoods where a vehicle backed into a display. Drew County Deputy Sheriff Tyler Grant subsequently spotted the suspect vehicle traveling on Jordan Drive where Grant stopped the vehicle.
Inside the vehicle were three individuals, later identified as Christopher Reed, 34, and Traci Mosier, 38, both of Drew County, and Brian Foshee. Foshee’s age and residence was not provided in the news release.
During the incident, Reed reportedly became upset and cut his wrist. He was administered first aid and transported to Drew Memorial Hospital for medical treatment, according to the news release.
Meanwhile, Monticello police officers, State Police, and other Drew County deputies arrived to assist. Inside the vehicle, law enforcement officers discovered a small, clear bag with a white crystal substance they believed to be methamphetamines, according to the news release.
Mosier was arrested on an outstanding hot check warrant and likely will be charged with possession of a controlled substance. When released from medical care, Reed will likely be charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Reed was the original driver of the vehicle when the Atwoods display was struck. He and Foshee switched places after they were stopped, according to the sheriff’s office. The display was not damaged.