Police Officer Crashes Cruiser While Giving Ball State Students a Ride

A Muncie, Ind., police officer crashed his patrol car after taking three Ball State University freshmen on a "joy ride," the Daily News reports.

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A Muncie, Ind., police officer crashed his patrol car after taking three Ball State University freshmen on a "joy ride," the Daily News reports. "He was driving like an idiot, and it's unfathomable about what he was thinking," said the police chief. One of the students suffered a 1-inch cut on her head and was treated and released from the hospital.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the officer was exceeding speeds of 55 MPH early Tuesday morning and subsequently crashed into a light pole and tree.

The Muncie police said that alcohol, drugs, or sex was not involved in the incident, and the officer was placed on administrative leave pending disciplinary action by the Muncie Police Merit Commission. The officer could not be reached for comment. —Alison Go