Two drivers have been arrested on DUI charges after they crashed into two Indiana State Police cars at the same location on I-465 early on Sunday morning. The incident began just before 2:30 a.m. when State Trooper Josh Graves was dispatched to the southbound lanes near 56th street at the 39.2 mile marker to remove a dead deer from the road. Graves was pulling the deer out of the road, with his car in the third lane, when a 1998 Honda Accord struck the rear of Grave’s patrol car which had its emergency lights operating. The driver was identified as Frederick Allen, 48, of Muncie.
Another trooper, Michael McCreary, responded to the scene and determined that Allen was allegedly operating while intoxicated when he struck the patrol car. Moments later, Frederick Allen was sitting in the front passenger seat with Trooper McCreary when a third crash occurred. McCreary’s 2010 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car was struck by a 2000 GMC Yukon driven by Edwardo Frias, 28, of Indianapolis.
Allen and Frias were transported to Wishard Hospital with minor injuries. Both are facing of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. The Indiana State Police troopers were unharmed but McCreary was transported to Indiana University Methodist hospital before being released. The state trooper vehicles have been totaled according to officials.
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