IU's Emergency Management Director Arrested on OWI Charges
FISHERS, Ind-In the middle of 96th Street in Fishers around 2:30 Thursday morning, Indiana University's emergency management director, 44-year-old Diane Morris-Mack, was passed out at the wheel of a car with a blood alcohol content of twice the legal limit. She was arrested by a Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The deputy said Morris-Mack had slurred speech, bloodshot, glassy eyes, and appeared to have vomit on her clothes.
Morris-Mack could not recite the alphabet and was unable to count backwards. She had a blood alcohol level of .171 at the time of her arrest and that later came out to .155 at the Hamilton County Jail.
Morris-Mack was booked on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration of equivalent of .15 or more.
An IU spokesperson said Morris-Mack has been suspended without pay until further notice.
Morris-Mack is also a reserve officer for the Lawrence Police Department and has served as an incident commander for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. A Homeland Security spokeswoman said Morris-Mack only serves as an incident commander when the management assistance team is deployed to an emergency.