Arriving at the scene county officers discovered evidence that a vehicle had driven off the south side of State Road 17 and struck a fence and a utility pole.
A second 911 call gave a description of a white truck observed leaving the scene of the collision traveling west. A short time later the offender, 39 year old Aaron L. Muffley of Knox was located walking on S.R 17 near 10B Road. He was identified as the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision. The vehicle involved in the collision was discovered parked on private property a short distance from the impact site with extensive damage.
During the investigation probable cause was found that the offender was also intoxicated. Mr. Muffley later failed a certified chemical test and was lodged at the Marshall County Jail for Failure to Stop after a Collision and Operating While Intoxicated.
Listeners and readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial by jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.