Police: Drunken driver crashes into officer, arrested

Posted: 1:59 PM, Jul 24, 2017
Updated: 2017-07-24 17:59:32Z
Police: Drunken driver crashes into officer, arrested

SOUTHPORT, Ind. -- An officer with the Southport Police Department was injured Monday morning after a person suspected of drunken driving crashed into his vehicle. 

The crash happened around 2 a.m., near the intersection of Southport Road and Madison Avenue. 

An officer had a vehicle stopped at the side of the road when another vehicle crashed into the police car. The police car then hit the civilian vehicle that was pulled over.

Both the officer and the striking driver were hospitalized for minor injuries. The officer was released later that morning. The driver, Dale Jacks, was arrested on suspicion of DUI.




MORE FROM THE CRIME BEAT |  Arrest made in 8-year-old Indianapolis cold case  |  Homicide victims rarely become organ donors. Scott Morin was one of the few  |  Greenwood man 'set up' for 2-year-old's false kidnapping a day before her guardianship hearing  |  At least 13 people overdosed in Indianapolis on Monday. It was an average day  |  Homicide Map so far in 2017