A Lake Havasu City man was arrested earlier this month after police allegedly determined him to be under the influence of drugs during a three-vehicle accident.
According to the Lake Havasu City Police Department, the accident occurred at about 10 p.m. on Aug. 17, at the intersection of Kiowa Boulevard and Lake Havasu Avenue. When officers arrived, a vehicle belonging to 38-year-old Tielman R. Lindsay had rolled onto its side, with smoke rising from its engine compartment.
After speaking with witnesses at the scene, officers allegedly learned that Lindsay failed to stop at a stop sign, and struck another vehicle at the intersection of Kiowa Boulevard and Lake Havasu Avenue. Tielman’s vehicle then continued through the intersection on Kiowa Boulevard, and failed to stop at a red light before striking a second vehicle near the intersection of Kiowa Boulevard and State Route 95.
Officers approached Lindsay, who was allegedly seated on a curb near the crash scene. According to the report, Lindsay leaped to his feet and shouted at officers, “No! Stay away from me! Stop!”
Officers told Lindsay to sit, the report said, and Lindsay refused. Due to the situation’s potential volatility, officers detained Lindsay at the scene in handcuffs.
According to the report, Lindsay was breathing heavily as he told officers, “They’re gonna come after me. They’re gonna kill me.”
Officers allegedly observed Lindsay’s hands to shake uncontrollably as he spoke with them, and Lindsay’s body would spasm every few seconds.
Lindsay allegedly told police he had taken a drug earlier that evening, but refused to say what, the report said. As officers attempted to question Lindsay further, he shouted for help from passing motorists, the report said.
Paramedics later told police that Lindsay told them he “ate and smoked some meth” earlier that day.
Lindsay was transported to Lake Havasu Regional Medical Center for evaluation, and officers obtained a warrant to take samples of his blood for testing. While at the hospital, Lindsay allegedly admitted to officers that he used methamphetamine prior to driving.
Lindsay was released from Havasu Regional Medical Center at about 10 a.m. the next morning, and was arrested on charges of endangerment, criminal damage to property and DUI.