IMPD: Drunken driver, firing stolen gun, crashes into Arlington High School

Posted at 5:19 PM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 17:22:54-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- A drunken man firing a stolen gun while driving in Arlington High School’s parking lot was arrested early Wednesday morning after crashing into the school, police said.

Elbert Williams, 66, faces preliminary charges of criminal recklessness, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance and illegal possession of a firearm.

Police were called to Arlington High School just after midnight Wednesday on a report of shots being fired.

According to a report documenting the incident, Williams was driving his car around the school parking lot while firing a stolen gun out of the window.

Williams then reportedly crashed his car into the school’s front steps. An IPS spokeswoman said the crash did no serious damage.

According to police, Williams is a convicted felon who is prohibited from owning a gun.

Court records show he was convicted in 2000 of possession of cocaine.

As of Wednesday evening, formal charges against Williams were still pending.

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