DRUGS BELIEVED TO HAVE PLAYED A PART IN ACCIDENT WITH INJURY

Ark City Police now say they susptect illegal drugs might have played a role in an accident that happened this past Tuesday, and left a 33 year old Winfield man injured. The accident occured in the 3500 block of North 8th Street in Arkansas City Tuesday morning around 10:30. When police arrived, they say they learned that a small pickup truck had collided with a utility pole. The driver… a 33 year old man from Winfield who so far, has not been identified by police, was the only one in the vehicle. He was taken to South Central Kansas Medical Center for treatment of multiple injuries. According to witnesses, the vehicle apparently was swerving erratically just prior to leaving the road and slamming into the pole. Now, investigators say they have reason to suspect that illegal drugs might have been a contributing factor in the accident. The investigation remains ongoing they say, and possible charges are pending.