Carmi Man Arrested on Drug Charges Following Rear-End Collision

Carmi Man Arrested on Drug Charges Following Rear-End Collision

CARMI – A Carmi man was arrested on a drug charge after his involvement in a rear-end accident in Carmi Thursday afternoon.

According to Carmi police, 60-year-old Tommy J. Gilpin rear-ended Samuel Paul Ellison as they both traveled east on W. Main St. near Pizza Hut.

During the accident investigation, Gilpin was arrested and charged for driving under the influence of drugs and combination of drugs, and was also ticketed for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

He was taken to the White County Jail in Carmi where bond was set at $300. Gilpin bonded out Thursday evening.