Intoxicated driver crashes during Sunday’s snow storm with juvenile sons

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 6, 2014)– An Indianapolis man is facing several felony charges after crashing his vehicle while allegedly operating while intoxicated with his two juvenile sons.

Sunday afternoon just after 3:00 p.m., during the height of the snow storm, Indiana State Police Captain Robert Burke responded to a vehicle crash on NB I-65 at the 121 mile marker involving a Ford F-150 pickup that had struck the concrete barrier wall.

The driver, Bruce Haron Oliver, 35, of Indianapolis, explained he was transporting his two juvenile sons, ages 12 and 13, to his girlfriends house.

While speaking with Mr. Oliver, Burke detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverage, slow and unsteady balance and slurred speech. Mr. Oliver failed field sobriety tests administered at IMPD Northwest District and ultimately tested .20 BAC. The juveniles were released to their mother.

Oliver was transported to the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center without incident.

He faces charges of:

  • Operating while intoxicated, D-felony
  • Operating while intoxicated endangering a juvenile, 2 Counts, D-felonies
  • Neglect of a dependent, 2 counts, D-felonies
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