Avon Police detective Brian Nugent told reporters that it was not necessary to arrest Parrett at the time because he acknowledged being the driver of the SUV that struck Blankenship and submitted to a blood draw. Blankenship was walking in the turning lane when Parrett's car struck him, presumably because the roadside was snow-covered. Toxicology results later indicated the presence of marijuana in his blood. Nugent said that police wanted to await the toxicology results before charging Parrett, who was not viewed as a flight risk by police. He was attending classes at Wabash College where he is a freshman and wide receiver for the football team when he learned of the charges. Parrett was taken into custody at the Hendricks County jail and later bailed out after posting a $25,000 bond.