Hit and Run accident leads to arrest of Princeton man

On February 14, 2014, at 5:58 p.m. Gibson County Central Dispatch received a 911 report of a two vehicle accident with injuries on TaftTown Road in which one of the drivers had fled the scene. Upon arriving in the area Deputy Austin Farrington found that two individuals with non life threatening injuries in a Silver 2016 Toyota Tundra. The injured individuals were able to give law enforcement a good description of the vehicle of the fleeing vehicle and after a brief search officers were able to find the driver of the White 1992 Chevy S10 that fled the scene. During a roadside investigation the driver of the S10, 36 year old Randy Watkins was taken into custody and transported to the Gibson County Jail. Upon arriving at the Jail Mr. Watkins was charged with Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident. He has since posted a $650 bond.

The 58 year old male driver of the Toyota Tundra and 57 year old female passenger were treated for their injuries a t a local area hospital.

Assisting Deputy Farrington in his investigation were officers from the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office and Princeton Police Department.

All Criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.