Sheriff’s Deputy accused of driving drunk at four times the legal limit in Muncie

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By Marisela Burgos

MUNCIE, Ind. (Sept. 16, 2014)-- A Delaware County Sheriff's Deputy has been accused of several counts of operating while intoxicated and causing a crash.

The crash happened Saturday around 3 p.m. at the intersection of E Jackson St. and S Country Club Rd. Investigators preliminarily believe the deputy, Todd Daily, may have been intoxicated more than 4 times the legal limit. Court documents read that he told authorities he only had 4 or 5 beers.

Daily was described as having 'terrible' balance on Saturday. He was accused of mumbling and his eyes were red and watery eyes.

According to a report, Daily was driving West on E. Jackson St. There were three cars waiting to make a left onto S. Country Club Rd. at a red light. According to the Muncie Police Department, Daily was off duty and he was driving his own car. A witness made a statement saying Daily was driving about 65 to 70 mph.

A report indicates Daily may have been driving too closely to a car and that he slammed into it after changing lanes near the intersection. The impact caused each car in the row to hit the car in front of it. Those other drivers, who were involved in the crash, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A blood draw was taken and the preliminary results indicated Daily tested .387, which is more than 4 times above the legal limit.

"Todd stated that he knew he needed to go to jail and just wanted to go because he hit the other vehicles and hurt them and that was the most embarrassing part," a court document read.

FOX59 checked with the prosecutor's office about this case. A staff member told us the agency is waiting for official results like toxicology results to determine how intoxicated Daily may have been before they file formal charges.

Daily's neighbor said people should not drink and drive.

“You know, we all make mistakes. (We can) make bad choices sometimes. He’s a good family man. (He's a) good man," Jerry Williams said.

FOX59 tried contacting Daily, but we did not receive a return phone call or email.

“I don’t know what the outcome will be obviously. So, I think he (will be) granted fairness like anyone else. He’s probably more criticized because he’s a law enforcement officer. So, I hope the best comes out of it for him and anyone else," Williams said.

Below you will find video shot by The Star Press. It shows images of the cars involved in the crash on Saturday afternoon.