Police: Fishers man attacked neighbor, 67, who told him to slow down

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FISHERS – A Fishers man was arrested after police say he attacked a neighbor who told him to slow down.

According to Fishers police, a 67-year-old neighbor was watering his lawn Sunday when he saw a black car speeding on Wilderness Trail. He yelled for the driver to slow down.

The driver, later identified as 32-year-old Joel Zeller, stopped and backed his car into the other man’s driveway, police said. The victim said Zeller got out and pushed him to the ground. When the victim stood up, Zeller shoved him again. The man’s wife called 911 to report what happened.

Zeller left the home, but police caught up with his car a short time later. Police said he smelled of alcohol and showed signs of impairment. A Breathalyzer test showed Zeller had a blood alcohol content of 0.17. He was taken to the Hamilton County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and battery.

The victim declined medical attention after the incident.