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17-year-old arrested for driving intoxicated after crashing into IMPD vehicle

Posted at 7:59 PM, Feb 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-02 20:12:33-05

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department sergeant escaped without any serious injuries after his vehicle was struck by an alleged intoxicated driver Saturday night on the city's east side.

According to information from IMPD, a 17-year-old male driving a 2012 GMC SUV was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he crashed into a police cruiser just before 10 p.m. at the intersection of East 16th Street and Shadeland Avenue.

A post on the IMPD East District's Facebook page said neither the on-duty sergeant nor the teenager were injured in the crash in which the 17-year-old allegedly ran a red light and crashed into the sergeant's car at approximately 50 mph.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department reminded people to not drink and drive after an alleged intoxicated driver collided with a police cruiser on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020.

The post also reminded anyone drinking on Super Bowl Sunday to find another way home.

"Drunk driving can lead to death, jail, or cost you around $10K," the post said. "That’s about what it costs in legal fees and other fines if you get arrested for drunk driving. The solution is simple: take responsibility and find a safe/sober ride home."