On February 6, Carmi Police were called to an accident on West Main Street near Pizza Hut.

Tommy Gilpin, 60 of Carmi, rear-ended Samuel Ellison, as they were both traveling East on West Main Street.

During the investigation of the accident, it was determined that Gilpin was suspected to be under the influence of drugs or a combination of drugs.

Gilpin was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of drugs or a combination of drugs. He was also ticketed for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. His bond was set at $300.