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INDIANAPOLIS--An off-duty Stinesville reserve officer was arrested this weekend. Police say he hit a car and then tried to leave the scene on Indy’s south side.

The crash happened just before 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Southport Road and State Road 37 Sunday morning. Investigators say the officer was in a marked patrol car at the time when he rear ended another car and eventually hit a construction barrier.

Witnesses told police he tried to run away but was later caught and put in handcuffs.

The Stinesville officer was arrested on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

Stinesville is located in Monroe County about 15 miles northwest of Bloomington.