Man arrested after found lying in the roadway on 16th Street

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested, for his own safety, after Bedford Police officers found him partially laying in the roadway on 16th Street. 

Allen Mikels

Bedford Police Department received a 911 call about a man sitting on the sidewalk outside of IU Health Hospital at 5:39 p.m. An IU Health Police officer found 67-year-old Allen Mikels sitting on the sidewalk. Officers at that time determined there was no issue..

Later an off-duty Bedford Police Department detective reported he found Mikels partially laying in the roadway.

Allen was causing both eastbound lanes of traffic to stop to prevent from hitting him. 

On-duty officers arrived and determined Mikels was intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to jail.