Cole is suspected of hitting a pedestrian on Hwy 41 near Walnut and then leaving the scene. A witness to the incident called 911 and provided the vehicle description and a license plate number. Officers stopped Cole when he was driving back through the area a few minutes later.
Officers believe Cole was intoxicated at the time of the wreck, but he refused to submit to any sobriety tests or a Breathalyzer. Cole was also in possession of prescription narcotics that he did not have a prescription for.
Cole was arrested and charged with Possession of Schedule II Narcotics CL-D Felony, Hit and Run with Injury CL-A Misdemeanor, OMVWI CL-A Misdemeanor, and OMVWI Refusal CL-A Misdemeanor.
The pedestrian suffered minor injuries.
SOURCE / PHOTO: Evansville Police Department