ISP: Driver arrested with BAC of 0.54 percent in Vigo County

Driver hit car with 2 workers inside

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. - A man was arrested after he was accused of driving drunk at nearly seven times the legal limit and striking a work crew in Vigo County, officials said.

Crews responded to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 just before 9 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Indiana State Police said Stephen Harrold, 63, hit a parked Ford pickup truck with two Wabash Valley Asphalt employees inside.

The initial investigation revealed that Harrold struck two construction barrels and entered the “closed for construction” passing lane, police said.

Authorities said he continued in the closed lane until he ran into the parked truck. The impact forced both cars into the median almost 70 feet from the point of collision.

One of the workers complained of minor pain and sought medical treatment on his own. Officials said the second worker was transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital after complaining of rib and internal pain. He was treated and released, police said.

Harrold was not injured, but a preliminary test for alcohol revealed his blood-alcohol content was 0.54 percent.

Harrold was medically cleared from a local hospital and taken to the Vigo County Jail on two felony counts of injury to a highway worker, one misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated above 0.15 percent and one misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated.

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