Couple arrested after crash

JACKSON — Two residents of Cassville Road were charged with a series of violations on Feb. 11.

According to information provided in a press release by Jackson police Sgt. Steven Laskiewicz, at about 4:20 p.m. officers Darin McClain and Lou Notare responded to Cassville Road on a complaint from a resident that a Dodge pickup truck had crashed on the resident’s property. The crash damaged the resident’s mailbox, and the driver and passenger abandoned the truck and walked away from the scene.

Laskiewicz said McClain located the subjects, Paul Zalewski, 45, and Jean Smith, 45, walking on Cassville Road. He said the pair began screaming and yelling obscenities at the officer. Both individuals appeared to be highly intoxicated, according to the press release.

Police said that as McClain attempted to restrain Smith, she kicked and spit at him. Smith was charged with assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct. She was released pending a court appearance.

Zalewski was charged with driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a breath analysis test, failure to maintain lane, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident, careless driving and disorderly conduct.

Zalewski was processed, released and transported to Kimball Medical Center, Lakewood, complaining of pain in his back, according to police.

Officers George Vidalis, Michael Goelz and Laskiewicz responded to the scene to assist, while Traffic Safety Officer Patrick Mackin completed a motor vehicle crash report.

The vehicle that was involved in the accident was impounded by BJ’s Towing.