Paragon man injured in Center Grove accident

A passenger was injured in an accident in the Center Grove area when the teenage driver left the roadway and hit a utility pole.

The driver, a 17-year-old from Greenwood, told deputies he had been drinking alcohol before driving, according to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s office.

The vehicle was headed east on Olive Branch Road from State Road 37, left the roadway and hit a pole, breaking it off, the report said. The accident happened about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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