Two Johnson County officers were involved in crashes Sunday morning with drunk drivers, with one deputy suffering injuries.
According to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy was patrolling in Franklin at about 1:09 a.m. Sunday morning when a driver pulled into the officer’s path on King Street, failing to yield the right-of-way The sergeant tried to swerve to avoid the crash, but struck the rear right side of the vehicle. 31-year-old Jacobee A. Doolin of Indianapolis was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
At about 2:48 a.m., Deputy Clint Abbott was responding to a domestic dispute call on Morgantown Road just south of Old Smith Valley Road when a vehicle traveling southbound entered the northbound lanes hitting Abbott’s vehicle head-on.
Deputy Abbott was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital South and later transferred to a trauma center in Indianapolis. Police say Abbott has suffered a broken leg as a result of the accident.
The driver, 21-year old Fabion S. Craig of Greenwood was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, possession of a controlled substance, driving while suspended resulting in injury and resisting law enforcement.
Photo courtesy of Johnson County Sheriff’s Department