Pike Township police officer arrested for off-duty OWI

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Brian Hedger

Brian Hedger

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 18, 2015) – A Pike Township police officer was arrested on an OWI charge early Wednesday morning.

The incident occurred around 1:20 a.m. when an Indiana state trooper observed a Ford Explorer traveling at 113 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone.

A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver, Brian Hedger, 33, Camby, produced a police identification that indicated he was an officer for the Cadiz Police Department in Henry County.

Hedger was showing signs of intoxication, but he refused to comply with field sobriety tests and a blood chemical test.

Hedger was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Adult Processing Center where a warrant was issued for a blood draw.

While at the APC Hedger complained of breathing difficulty and was transferred to Eskenazi Hospital detention center for treatment where he remains. The results of the blood draw are pending.

Investigators have also determined that Hedger is a part-time police officer for Cadiz and a full-time Pike Township police officer.

Hedger is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (refusal), a class A misdemeanor. This charge could result in his driver’s license being suspended for one year and up to two years in jail. He is also facing several traffic violations.