Police: Officer injured after drunk driver rear-ends police cruiser

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An officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was injured when he was rear-ended by an alleged drunk driver early Monday morning.

The accident occurred at the intersection of 38th Street and Moeller Road around 3:30 a.m. Police said the officer was investigating an accident in the area, when the police cruiser he was in was struck by another vehicle.


Ignacio Alvarado

The driver of the other vehicle, 40-year-old Ignacio Alvarado, was arrested and preliminarily charged with driving while under the influence, driving with a suspended license, resisting law enforcement and reckless driving.

The officer was transported to an area hospital due to complaints of pain.  He has since been released.


  • ClanSmokeJaguar

    >The driver of the vehicle that hit the officer’s car was arrested on the scene.

    Why? Was the driver liquored up? No license?

    I got rear ended by dumb azz drivers several times and when the po-po were called, no one was arrested.

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