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36-year-old Stinesville reserve deputy fired after last weekend’s drunken driving crash and arrest



Indianapolis, Indiana – The 36-year-old Doug Rutoskey was under the influence of alcohol when he caused a crash during the weekend, an incident that resulted in his contract termination. Doug Rutoskey was a reserve officer with the Stinesville Police Department, which is located in Monroe County about 15 miles northwest of Bloomington.

According to a previous report by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Rutoskey rear ended a vehicle with a patrol car and then crashed into a construction-zone barrier at the intersection of West Southport Road and State Road 37 on the south side of Indianapolis. Rutoskey was arrested shortly after the incident while he was trying to walk from the scene.

Rutoskey was apparently driving drunk early Sunday morning, around 1:20 a.m., when the incident took place. Fortunately, there were no injuries in the incident, and only property damage was reported.

On Monday, Rutoskey was terminated from the police force. Stinesville Town Council President Scott McGlocklin confirmed that Rutoskey’s police gear has been gathered, and his contract termination will become official the first Tuesday in December when the next council meeting is set to take place.

This weekend’s incident is not the first of its kind. Last year, a Stinesville reserve officer was fired after a road rage incident in which he got out of his police car to berate and threaten a highway worker. The incident was videotaped and released on social media.