Another officer recovers after crash with suspected drunk driver on Indy’s south side

UPDATE (Sept. 24, 2019)-- Timothy Howard pleaded guilty to OWI and all other charges were dismissed. He was sentenced to probation.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Another officer is recovering in the hospital this morning after a crash with a suspected drunk driver.

The crash occurred just before 1:30 a.m. An officer with the Greenwood Police Department had his lights flashing in the middle lane of U.S. 31 South at East Stop 11 Road. This is just inside the Marion County line on the south side of Indianapolis.

Timothy Howard

The officer was protecting workers completing construction work in the area when he was rear-ended.

Medics transported the officer to Franciscan Health Indianapolis for back, neck and knee pain.

Police say they suspect the driver of the other vehicle was drunk. He was identified as Timothy Howard.

This comes just one day after a suspected drunk driver hit an IMPD officer.

Police say that driver ran a stop sign at 10th and Tuxedo. The driver in that case faces charges for OWI and driving without a license.

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