Charles Polen was back at the bar by the time Polk County deputies showed up to the scene of the crash.

He told deputies he didn’t want to get into trouble.

That was, however, after he had left the bar and run over his girlfriend, killing her, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Polen, 40, now faces charges of DUI manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident involving death and driving without a license in connection to the death of 40-year-old Deborah Jo Hershberger.

According to Polen’s arrest report, he and Hershberger had been drinking at the Coop, a bar along Scenic Highway in east Polk County’s Babson Park, one mile east of School Bus Road, on Saturday night. He told deputies he had been drinking during the day, then had about eight or 10 cans of Michelob Ultra Light at the bar.

You Might Like