Lafayette Woman Arrested after Accident in Pulaski County

Patricia Zeigler

A Lafayette woman was arrested on two misdemeanor charges after a two car accident in Medaryville, on Wednesday, November 16th.

Pulaski County police and EMS were called to a two vehicle accident at U.S. 421 and State Road 143. A woman was injured and was put into a Superior EMS vehicle and she was transported to Michigan City. When police looked for two male suspects thought to be intoxicated at the time of the accident, police found that they had boarded the ambulance that was headed to Michigan City. The ambulance left the scene and the EMTs did not notify police of the transport. Police then notified the Director of Superior EMS and told them of the incident and Michigan City Police were called to the hospital. The two suspects attempted to leave the hospital upon arrival but they were detained for questioning. The EMTs transported them to Michigan City per their request.

After an investigation, police learned that the two passengers in the vehicle, William Johnson and Jason Cole, had been under the influence of marijuana at the time of the accident but were not charged in the incident. The driver of the vehicle, Patricia Zeigler, was also under the influence and after she was checked out of the hospital, she was charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Endangering a Person and Operating a Vehicle with a Schedule I or II Controlled Substance in the Body and taken to the Pulaski County Jail.