On Friday afternoon, September 6, 2019 CPD Officers responded to a hit and run collision on Jamestown Street in the vicinity of United Citizens Bank.
The accident occurred when a red 2012 Ford Fusion failed to stop behind a blue 2010 Subaru Forester that was waiting in line with traffic flow. After striking the Subaru, the operator of the Ford Fusion pulled around the Subaru and continued west on Jamestown Street toward the Public Square. The vehicle was observed by witnesses pulling into Southern Adair Auto Sales at the bottom of Jamestown Hill and was quickly located.
The operator was identified as 35-year-old Yevonda Popplewell of Columbia, KY. She was taken into custody and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Failure to Render Aid, as well as Operating on a DUI Suspended License, 2nd offense, and Failure to Notify KY Dept. of Transportation of Address Change.
The operator of the Forester and a 6-year-old passenger were checked by Adair EMS and released.
CPD Officer Adam Cravens was the arresting Officer. He was assisted on scene by Officer Jordan Dean as well as Officers with Probation and Parole and Adair EMS.