Police: Impaired driver collides with trooper

From Local Sources

JEFFERSONVILLE — Police allege a motorist was impaired when his vehicle, traveling with no headlights, drove into the rear of an on-duty Indiana State Police trooper early Sunday in Jeffersonville.

The trooper was assisting a Jeffersonville Police Department officer on an unrelated traffic stop at 5:20 a.m. The state police car was parked on the shoulder of the roadway with all of its emergency lights activated.

Seconds after the trooper returned to his fully marked Dodge Charger, he was jolted from behind when the vehicle traveling with no headlights struck the patrol vehicle.

The driver, Wendell L. Moore, 31, Jeffersonville, was not injured but was arrested for operating while intoxicated (test refusal) and possession of marijuana.

The state police car sustained minor damage.

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