Reported Hit And Run Turns Out Not To Be The Case

A Dubois pair was taken into custody after  an alleged hit and run accident reported to police Wednesday evening turned out to be bogus.

Around a quarter after 7 Wednesday night Indiana State Police were called to a reported hit-and-run at Jasper-Dubois Road and County Road 300N.

A trooper arrived to find a cross over SUV with damage to its left rear corner parked on the side of the road with its flashers activated.

40-year old Pamela Cissell of Dubois told police the damage was from a hit-and-run but police  however say they immediately realized that could not have been the case.

Authorities say it was later determined that 49-year old Marshall Johnson also of Dubois was driving the vehicle when it slid off the road and struck a stop sign. Authorities say Johnson eventually admitted to being the driver when the car slid and hit the sign.

Police booked Cissell and Johnson into the Dubois County Security Center at on misdemeanor counts of false informing. Johnson was also charged with a misdemeanor count of driving while suspended with a prior conviction for that offense. Police also cited Cissell for permitting an unlicensed driver to operate her vehicle.

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