Drunken motorist assaults neighbor, gets arrested

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FISHERS, Ind. A central Indiana motorist who assaulted a 67-year-old neighbor who had told him to slow down has been charged with drunken driving and battery.

The victim told Fishers police that he was watering his lawn Sunday when he yelled at the motorist to slow down. Officers say the driver stopped and backed his car into the victim's driveway, got out and pushed the 67-year-old man to the ground twice. The victim's wife heard the commotion and called 911.

Police stopped 32-year-old Joel Zeller nearby. Officers say Zeller had a blood-alcohol content of 0.17 percent, or more than twice the legal limit. Zeller was being held Monday on $5,000 bond at the Hamilton County Jail. It wasn't clear whether he has an attorney.

The victim didn't require medical attention.

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