|Harrison Co. deputy involved in crash|
William M. Hanley, 22, of Radcliff, KY was released from the Harrison County Hospital shortly before 4:00 PM and was taken into custody by Master Trooper Mark Strange from the Indiana State Police Post at Sellersburg.
He was arrested on charges stemming from the crash he was involved in early in the day on June 5 at approximately 12 p.m. on State Road 135 near Fairview Church Road, south of Corydon. William M. Hanley was charged with Criminal Recklessness, D Felony; Reckless Driving, A Misdemeanor; Driving While Intoxicated, (Four Counts), A, B, and C, Misdemeanors and D Felony; Public Intoxication, B Misdemeanor and Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, D Felony. He was incarcerated in the Harrison County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.
On June 5, Harrison County Deputy Gary Gilley was responding to State Road 135 South of Corydon to an erratic driver heading north. As Deputy Gilley got close to Fairview Church Road on State Road 135 he saw the alleged erratic driver coming towards him.
The vehicle, a black 2001 Acura, MDX, SUV, was all over the roadway coming north, so Deputy Gilley pulled to the right side of the road on the south bound side.
Deputy Gilley activated the emergency lights on his 2009 Ford Crown Victoria fully marked police car. As the Acura MDX approached him, Deputy Gilley stated he saw the vehicle pull to the right side of the road on the north bound side. As the Acura pulled to the right side of the road, it struck a dead deer already lying on the side of the road. When the Acura struck the deer, it accelerated, coming back into the driving portion of State Road 135, then crossing the south bound lanes striking Deputy Gilley who was stopped on the right side of the road.
This crash investigation is continuing with the above information being from the preliminary investigation.