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Off-duty Stinesville Police Department reserve officer arrested after crash in Indianapolis

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Nov 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-30 07:53:14-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says an off-duty Stinesville Police Department reserve officer has been arrested after a crash early Sunday morning.

The crash happened just before 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Southport Road and State Road 37. The officer, Douglas Rutoskey, was in a marked patrol vehicle at the time, according to IMPD Officer William Young.

"My opinion that I was just in shock; I didn’t even know what was going on," Roger Mason, who was in the vehicle that was hit, told WRTV. "Even this morning, after the fact of everything I was just in shock. I can’t believe that this happened."

Rutoskey was charged with the following:

  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated — endangering a person
  • Operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to .15 or more
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Operating a vehicle while intoxicated

"[I'm] Just realizing that it could have been a whole lot worse than just a little rear-end accident with just some bruises and soreness," Austin Taylor, who was also in the vehicle, said.

Online jail records Rutoskey was booked and released from the Marion County Jail on Sunday afternoon.

WRTV has reached out to Stinesville Police for comment and is waiting to hear back.