An Indiana state politician has been arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated and abandoning his vehicle after a crash.
The Republican Indiana Rep was taken into police custody. Jim Lucas Wednesday morning on charges of operating while impaired and leaving the scene of an accident, according to authorities.
“A blood test was performed at Schneck Medical Center. Results are pending,” state police said local outlet Fox 59.
Indiana State Police claim Lucas crashed his car while driving on I-65 near Seymour around midnight.
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Lucas was arrested by a state trooper from the ISP-Versailles Post after initially leaving the scene of the accident.
Seymour Police Department officers found the vehicle had been moved to a nearby location without Lucas.
Lucas is a state representative for Indiana’s House District 69. He has served in the office since winning election in 2012.
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According to the Indiana House of Representatives, the district covers parts of Bartholomew, Jackson, Washington and Scott counties.
Before being elected to the state house, he served on the Seymour City Council.
Lucas serves as vice-chair of the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety committees. He also sits on the committees for Local Government and Public Policy.
The state deputy’s bond was set at $705, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office website.
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The Sheriff’s Office lists the following charges for Lucas: motor vehicle – operating while intoxicated – endangerment; motor vehicle – leaving the scene of a crash – property damage crash; motor vehicle – operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Fox News Digital reached out to Lucas’ office for comment but did not receive a response.