A Medaryville man was arrested on Sunday after reportedly attempting to leave the scene of an accident.
Chester Elder told Pulaski County police that he was traveling on Maple Street in Medaryville and was stopped in the roadway to turn into a driveway when Darwin Wayberg struck the rear driver’s side of his vehicle. Wayberg then kept driving and Elder followed him. Wayberg pulled into the Family Express station and Elder pulled up behind him and blocked him in his parking spot so he would have to wait for the police department to arrive on scene.
When police did arrive, Wayberg reportedly told officers that that he hit Elder’s vehicle in the parking lot and stopped immediately to speak to Elder, but when he was asked about the details a few minutes later, he reportedly said he didn’t know that he hit another vehicle.
During a search of Wayberg’s vehicle, officers found three different pills in a pill bottle. Wayberg stated that the pills were his and that they came from the same pharmacy in the same bottle.
Wayberg, 52, was arrested on preliminary charges of Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident and Possession of a Controlled Substance.