Police say a man who works as an attorney for the Indiana Department of Health was drunk when he caused a fatal collision Sunday night.
Terry Record, 26, faces a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, causing death, a Class C felony. Jimmy Cash, 46, was killed in the crash, which happened at Southeastern Avenue and Pleasant Run Parkway at about 9:30 p.m..
Investigators said Record had just left Brad's Brass Flamingo, a gentleman's club, and admitted to having four drinks at the club, which is less than a mile from the site of the wreck.
According to investigators, Record's car broadsided Cash's pickup truck at an intersection, nearly cutting the truck in half.
"We had a 1978 Ford pickup truck stopped at a red light southbound. As the light turned green, he proceeded southbound through the intersection, at which time the burgundy BMW was traveling westbound," said Indianapolis Metro police Sgt. Fred Ilnicki. "Witnesses are telling us the BMW ran the red light and T-boned the truck."
Cash died at the scene and Record was taken away in handcuffs. Officers said Record's speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot.
"We were able to smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and he's admitted to drinking tonight," Ilnicki said.
Police said Record refused a sobriety and chemical test at the scene. Early Monday morning, they obtained a search warrant to draw his blood.
According to a police report, Record told one of the officers, "I hope this guy has insurance to fix my car."
Witnesses were surprised to learn that the man who was taken into custody claimed to be an employee of the state.
"He's supposed to be an attorney, enforcing laws and everything like that," said Misty Baker. "He's breaking the law himself and just took an innocent life because of it."
Record was being held Monday at the Marion County Jail on $100,000 bond.
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