Wrong-way I-64 driver hits trooper’s patrol car

From Local Sources


LYNNVILLE – Police accused a Spencer County woman of impaired driving late Saturday night after she drove the wrong way on I-64 until her car crashed into an Indiana State Police trooper’s patrol car.

Police were notified at 11:25 p.m. that a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-64 from the 40-mile marker, east of Lynnville.

Troopers C.J. Boeckman and Tanner Hurley responded at 11:30 p.m.

Hurley set up with his emergency lights and siren activated on his patrol car near the 35-mile marker. Police say the driver, later identified as Angela Ayer, 52, 5 W. Oak St., Dale, refused to stop and continued westbound in the eastbound lanes.

Approximately a minute later, Boeckman drove his fully marked patrol car into the eastbound lanes near the 33-mile marker to warn eastbound motorists and to attempt to stop the wrong-way driver.

Moments later, police said, Ayer failed to stop and her Cobalt struck Boeckman’s patrol car.

Police allege Ayer’s blood alcohol content tested .23%.

Ayer refused medical treatment and was taken to the Warrick County Jail where she was booked on a preliminary misdemeanor count of operating while intoxicated.

Boeckman escaped injury.

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