(AUDUBON) A Carroll man was arrested following a single vehicle accident in Audubon County Monday.
The Audubon County Sheriff’s Office says 21-year-old Cody Lee Petersen was driving a Chevy Cobalt on Highway 173, just north of Elk Horn, at around 12 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle, went off the roadway on the right side, crossed 280th Street and entered the right ditch where he struck a pine tree and fence.
The Sheriff’s Office says Petersen failed to report the accident and left the scene. He was charged with Failure to Maintain Control, Open Container and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Petersen was later arrested and transported to the Audubon County Jail where he was held. He appeared before the magistrate today, pleaded guilty and was fined.