Deputy injured when suspected drunken driver crashes into MCSO van

INDIANAPOLIS -- A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was injured early Wednesday morning when a suspected drunken driver crashed into the back of an inmate transport van.

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. near New York and West streets.

According to a report documenting the incident, MCSO Deputy Jesse Williams was transporting an inmate to Eskenazi Hospital when the van he was driving was rear-ended by a 2003 Toyota Camry at a stoplight.

The driver of the Camry, 45-year-old Dena Toler, allegedly failed three field sobriety tests and was determined to have a BAC of 0.167 at the time of the crash – more than twice the legal limit.

Toler was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Williams was sent for medical evaluation, but was not believed to have sustained serious injuries in the crash. The inmate being transported also was not believed to have suffered more than minor injuries.

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