Alleged Drunk Driver Collides with On-Duty Trooper’s Car

(JEFFERSONVILLE) – An early morning collision into the rear of an Indiana State Police patrol car resulted in the driver’s arrest for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of marijuana.

At approximately 5:20 a.m. Sunday, Trooper Justin Mears returned to his patrol car after assisting a Jeffersonville officer with an unrelated traffic stop in the area of 10th Street and Ashley Drive. 

Because of that stop, Trooper Mears’s fully marked patrol car was parked on the shoulder of the roadway and had all of its emergency lights on.  

Seconds after Trooper Mears returned to his car; he was jolted from behind when a vehicle traveling with no headlights struck the rear of his fully marked Dodge Charger. 

Trooper Mears immediately checked on the well-being of the driver who was not injured. 

As a result of the subsequent investigation, Trooper Mears arrested the driver, 31-year-old Wendell L. Moore, of Jeffersonville, Indiana. 

Moore was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated – refusal and possession of marijuana.  He was transported and remanded into the Clark County Jail.

Trooper Mears’s police car received only minor damage. No one was injured in the collision.