Drag Racing Wreck on Bowser Road=12 Tickets & Ambulance RideJanuary 28th, 2009 by Joe Burgess
When the police dept. and a state trooper arrived, they heard about another truck that had left the scene…and a drag race.
According to people at the scene, Jarrod Garrison and Joshua Hummel, both of Monticello, were racing east toward the highway, when the two trucks bumped against each other, pushing Garrison’s ’98 Ford Ranger into the ditch, where it was launched airborne, and hit an electric power pole, cutting the pole in half.
There seems to have been some interaction between the drivers of the vehicles of the trucks, before Hummel’s ’84 GMC left the scene.
Hummel allegedly fled the scene, but when police officer went to his listed address, he called, and turned himself in at the police dept. about an hour later.Â According to reports, Hummel told multiple stories to authorities, at the station, after marks on the GMC match those on the totally destroyed Ranger.
Both drivers received citations for drag racing, speeding, failing to maintain control, and reckless driving.
Hummel was also charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, filing a false police report, driving left of center, and obstruction of governmental operations.
The Ranger was towed from the scene by Tommy’s Wrecker, the GMC was impounded, being towed from MPD by C & L Wrecker.Â Entergy replaced the power pole.
During the event, a family of 6 was forced to leave their home and stay in a motel, due to the cold and power outage, because of a small child.
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