Police: Airport Cop Who Hit Man was OWI
An Indianapolis Airport police officer was arrested Saturday morning in connection with a drunken driving accident that left an Indianapolis man in critical condition.
Around 4 a.m. Saturday morning, Indiana State Police responded to a crash on I-65 northbound at the 112.5 mile marker, near the I-65/I-70 split in downtown Indianapolis.
Officers arrived to find Paul Hines, 58, of Indianapolis, had been pinned between his car and a guardrail in the emergency shoulder. Hines had been changing the right front tire on his car when another vehicle, driven by Lindsay Standeford, 24, of Mooresville, collided with his vehicle.
Police said their preliminary investigation revealed that Standeford crossed the white fog line and struck the left rear of Hines' vehicle, shoving it forward and pinning him against the guard rail.
Hines was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in critical condition with injuries to his upper body.
Standeford, who is an Indianapolis Airport police officer, submitted to a blood test following the crash that showed her BAC at .14 percent. She was off-duty at the time of the crash, and was not injured.
Officials from the Indianapolis Airport Police Department said Standeford had been placed on paid administrative leave pending further investigation.
Standeford was taken to Marion County Jail on preliminary charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, a class "D" felony.