WHITELAND, Ind.–Two men were arrested early Monday morning after crashing their vehicle in Whiteland. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says that the accident was reported by a caller who noticed two men outside the wrecked truck, shortly after it had hit a mailbox, telephone box, and utility pole off of North County Road 125W.
When law enforcement arrived, the driver, Paramvir Singh, 24, of Indianapolis, had fled into a nearby cornfield. Officers say the driver and his passenger were arguing over who was driving the vehicle. The passenger, Angrej Singh, 27, of Avon, also alleged that a third man had run into the cornfield. There was never a third man.
Deputies claim they could smell alcohol on Paramvir Singh’s breath, and he was barely able to walk. The suspect refused a certified breath test, so authorities obtained a search warrant for a blood draw at the Johnson Memorial Health (JMH). While patting him down during his arrest, investigators found the keys to the truck in his pants.
After the trip to JMH, Paramvir Singh was booked at Johnson County Jail for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and without receiving a license, and leaving the scene of an accident. Angrej Singh was charged with false informing.