Man Charged After Striking Two Unoccupied Vehicles in Mount Pleasant

On April 26th at approx. 1:14pm, The Mount Pleasant Police Department were dispatched to the 200 blk. Of W Madison Street for a three-vehicle collision. It was reported to officers that the driver of a 2013 dodge sedan had struck two parked motor vehicles. The driver of the dodge then fled the scene on foot, running east on Madison St. The driver was soon located and admitted to operating the dodge avenger at the time of the collisions.

Upon investigation, it was determined Charles carpenter, of Mt. Pleasant was operating the dodge avenger, owned by Raymond Parkhurst of Winfield. Charles exited the city parking lot in the 200 blk. of w. Madison St. and proceeded west on Madison St. Charles lost control of the vehicle, striking a Nissan which was unoccupied at the time of the collision.

Carpenter continued west, crossed over the center line of the roadway, striking a GMC which was also unoccupied.

Charles Carpenter was soon located. No injuries were reported at the scene.

The estimated damage between all three vehicles is approximately $11,000.

Charles Carpenter has been charged with Operating while under the influence, 1st offense, no valid driver’s license and striking an unattended vehicle. The Mt. Pleasant police department were assisted by Breuer’s towing.