Police: Driver in deadly Avon hit-and-run was high

Charles Parrett. (Provided Photo/Avon Police)
Charles Parrett. (Provided Photo/Avon Police)

AVON, Ind. (WISH) — A man police said hit and killed a pedestrian had marijuana in his system at the time of the incident, Avon Police Department officials said Tuesday.

Charles A. Parrett was arrested on preliminary charges of fleeing the scene of an accident resulting in death and operating a vehicle and causing death with schedule I or schedule II controlled substances.

The crash happened on Feb. 5 when 36-year-old Robert Blankenship was walking on U.S. 36. Police said Parrett was driving his 2002 Ford Explorer on U.S. 36 and hit Blankenship from behind. Parrett reportedly left but came back to the scene. His blood was taken for testing, and it indicated marijuana was in his system.

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