This morning at approximately 10:37, Master Trooper Ken Miller and Senior Trooper Brenda Tubbs were conducting a traffic stop on I-64 eastbound near the 37 mile-marker when the driver of an eastbound Dodge van failed to move over as required by law and sideswiped one of the patrol cars. The patrol car that was struck was unoccupied at the time of the crash. Both troopers were uninjured.
After the crash occurred the driver of the van pulled off onto the emergency shoulder approximately 1//2 mile east of the crash site, exited the vehicle, walked around and then re-entered the vehicle and drove eastbound on I-64. Senior Trooper Tubbs immediately started eastbound on I-64 and noticed the vehicle had exited the interstate and was turning south on SR 61. Tubbs drove south on SR 61 approximately ¼ mile and found the driver had pulled off of the highway on the east side behind trees and brush. The driver was identified as Eduardo Stevenson Gari, 29, of Louisville, KY. Stevenson Gari was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash and taken to the Warrick County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
Arrested and Charges:
- Eduardo Stevenson Gari, 29, Louisville, KY
- Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash, Class B Misdemeanor
- Failure to Yield to Stationary Emergency Vehicle
Arresting Officer: Senior Trooper Seth Rainey, Indiana State Police