Indianapolis Police Officer Charged With Drunk Driving Accident

June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

A 35-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) has been charged in connection to an Indianapolis Car Accident that left a construction worker injured. According to reports from WISHTV 8 News, the crash occurred Monday afternoon at the corner of West 16th Street and North Worth Avenue.

Witnesses say that the construction worker was struck in the back by the passenger-side mirror of a passing white pickup truck. The worker reported being hit to his supervisor who pursued the vehicle. Upon stopping, the supervisor confronted the driver, who is a Lieutenant with the IMPD, and asked him if he realized he had hit someone. The Lieutenant stated he was unaware of the collision and followed the supervisor back to the scene.

The off-duty officer, who was confronted about the smell of alcohol on his breath upon returning to the scene, was told that a police report needed to be filed. He then got back in his truck and fled the scene again.

With more help from the victim’s fellow workers, police were able stop him just down the road. He was placed under arrest on charges of suspicion of driving under the influence and fleeing the scene of an accident where injuries occurred.

The Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers know the dangers of drinking and driving and ask that motorists utilize a designated driver or a cab to get home whenever you drink.