Officer charged with hit-and-run

An Indianapolis police lieutenant was arrested Monday after he allegedly drove into a construction worker in Speedway and left the scene. Michael Rinehart was preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to stop after an accident resulting in injury. Witnesses say Rinehart, 58, was driving a white pickup when his mirror hit a construction worker operating a piece of equipment. The worker, who suffered a minor back injury, and his boss said they had to follow Rinehart and confront him about the accident. Rinehart, who has been with the department for 35 years, was suspended pending a hearing before the merit board.

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