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Evan Wischmeier, 20, of Columbus.

Update: Evan Wischmeier pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to at least .08 but less than .15 on April 24. His other charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to one year of probation. He will also have his license suspended and have to participate in an alcohol deterrent program.

Original story below: 

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – A Columbus man was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel.

Authorities were called at 2:23 a.m. on Sunday to the intersection of 450 S and 400 W. They reportedly discovered the driver, identified as 20-year-old Evan Wischmeier, in his vehicle rolled down an embankment.

According to deputies, Wischmeier stated that he fell asleep while driving and ran off the road.

After receiving a medical release, he was taken to Bartholomew County Jail and booked on charges of operating while intoxicated with accident, illegal consumption and possession of a controlled substance.

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