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Shelbyville man charged in crash that split utility pole

A Shelbyville man was scheduled to appear in court Monday after a weekend accident resulted in his arrest.

About 7:30 pm Saturday, police responded to an auto accident at 1210 West Washington Street.  The police report says Daniel Smith, 40, was the driver of a 2010 Chrysler Sebring that crashed and split a telephone pole and destroyed a mailbox at the site.

The Shelbyville Police report states that Smith lied about another person being the driver who had fled the scene.

Smith has been charged with driving while suspended – prior, Possession of Marijuana - first time offense and less than 30 grams of pot, and leaving the scene of an accident.