Deputy prosecutor in Johnson County resigns after OWI arrest

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Andrew Eggers

FRANKLIN, Ind.– A Johnson County prosecutor resigned after he was arrested on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

Police arrested Andrew Eggers in Franklin early Sunday morning around 2 a.m. in a neighborhood near State Road 44 and Jefferson Street. He was pulled over after failing to use a turn signal.

Police said in a report that Eggers’ eyes were glassy and he smelled of alcohol. He failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breath test.

His blood alcohol level was 0.104 percent. In Indiana, the legal limit is 0.08 percent. Eggers was the deputy prosecutor at the juvenile division in Johnson County. He turned in his resignation on Monday.

Johnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper told the Star that he will request a special prosecutor for the case.

Eggers released the following statement:

On Sunday, March 26, 2017, I was detained for suspicion of Operating While Intoxicated. I have since resigned as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the Johnson County Prosecutor’s Office effective Monday, March 27, 2017.

I will address this legal situation in the appropriate fashion to get this resolved expeditiously. I appreciate all the support I have received from my family, friends, colleagues and constituents.