Driver in head-on crash suspected of smoking pot, drinking behind the wheel, police say

Police: Man smelled of alcohol; pot found in truck

INDIANAPOLIS - Police suspect one of the drivers in a head-on crash early Monday was driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Just before 2 a.m., Indianapolis Metro Police Department officers were called to the intersection of 56th Street and Guion Road on reports of a head-on collision involving a woman driving a car and a man in a pickup truck.

When emergency crews arrived, police said the woman was trapped inside the car.  She was pulled from the wreckage with serious injuries and rushed to IU Health Methodist Hospital.

The man driving of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.  When police began to question him, they said they smelled alcohol on his breath and found a marijuana pipe inside the vehicle. Police also said the driver's eyes were bloodshot and he had slurred speech.

IMPD officers called the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team to the scene to assist with the investigation. The driver of the pickup truck was asked to take a Breathalyzer test, but he refused. He was later taken to Wishard Memorial Hospital for treatment, police said. 

Police said the accident remained under investigation.

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