Don’t Drink and Drive: Mt. Pleasant Man Charged After Rolling Pickup Truck

After a report of an overturned truck in a ditch, the Mount Pleasant Police Department and Henry County Sheriff’s Department responded to the intersection of E Harvest Drive and S Locust St.

Upon arrival, a Ford Pickup was found lying in the ditch with an unconscious male inside the vehicle. The male, identified as Colton Atchley of Mount Pleasant, became conscious and was assisted out of the overturned truck. He was then transported to the Henry County Health Center for assessment.

Upon investigation, it was determined that Colton had been operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, lost control, and rolled into the ditch. He was then taken into custody after being released from HCHC.

Colton Atchley was charged with Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense and Driving While Barred. He received citations for failure to maintain control and failure to provide proof of financial liability/accident.