Nashville Community High School Superintendent Brad Turner was arrested and charged with four counts, including leaving the scene of an accident and use of an electronic device while driving.
According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, a 2014 Chevy Malibu driven by Breanna L. Pelate of Ellis Grove was traveling east on State Route 154 near approximately one-half mile west of Porcupine Road when a westbound 2016 Nissan Altima driven by Turner veered into the lane. Pelate reportedly stated that she could not avoid the collision due to being on a bridge. The Altima sideswiped the Malibu on the driver’s side, and the impact caused the Chevy to lose control, spin around and land in a ditch.
The sheriff’s office stated that Turner allegedly fled the scene and was located later. He was arrested and cited for improper lane usage, an expired driver’s license, improper use of electronic communication device and leaving the scene of an accident with vehicle damage. According to online court records, the counts are listed in traffic court, with the leaving the scene stipulated as a traffic misdemeanor.
Police state that Pelate’s vehicle sustained major damage in the accident, and it had to be towed from the scene.
According to online court records, a first appearance in court for all the traffic counts is set for November 12.
The Nashville News will continue to follow this story and will provide updates as more information becomes available.