McFall man facing a slew of charges after crashing in Daviess County

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

A man from McFall was injured in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday night in northern Daviess County. He also is potentially facing numerous charges.

Forty-nine-year-old William Perkins of McFall was driving southbound on Highway 13 when he attempted to make a right turn onto Kodiak Road. A trooper said the car went off the west side of the road where it struck a fence and caught fire before coming to a stop. Perkins was taken by emergency medical services to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany with minor injuries.

It was unknown whether Perkins was using a safety device. The accident occurred one mile to the north of Jameson about 10:15 last night and demolished the car.

The online arrest report shows William Perkins of McFall is accused of felony tampering with a motor vehicle, alleged possession of a stolen vehicle; resisting arrest by fleeing; two counts listed only as resisting arrest; driving while revoked or suspended; as well as unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Other potential charges, per the highway patrol report, could include failure to yield to an emergency vehicle; speeding 26 miles an hour or higher than the speed limit; failure to drive on the right half of the road; displaying license plates belonging to another person; no valid plates; and failure to signal.

Perkins was to be taken for processing at the Harrison County Law Enforcement Center.