Johnson County deputies involved in crashes with drunk drivers

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