Tractor Wrecks Mailboxes & Poles In Mt. Carmel

On 11/15/2017, at approximately 8:00 AM, the Wabash County 911 Center received complaints of a tractor striking multiple telephone poles in the 1200 block of Market Street.   Callers reported that the tractor was dragging part of the poles down College Drive.  A Wabash County Deputy located the tractor and the driver.  The driver was identified as Christopher D. Woolard, age 31, of Owensville.  It was reported that Woolard admitted to striking mailboxes along way but denied striking the telephone poles.  Mt. Carmel City Police arrested Woolard and cited him for leaving the scene of an accident.  Woolard was released after posting $150.00 cash bond.  In total three mail boxes were struck and fice telephone poles belonging to Frontier Communication were struck.  The tractor belonging to Haase Farms had minor damage.