The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Monday:
For immediate release: Oct. 25, 2022
Martinsville man faces charges from ORV accident (Morgan County)
A Martinsville man faces criminal charges regarding an Aug. 6 off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that left a passenger seriously injured.
Responders were dispatched to the area of the 6500 block of Beech Grove Road in Morgan County that evening for a serious ORV accident with injuries.
Indiana Conservation Officers’ investigation showed Bobby Walker, 53, of Martinsville, was operating an ORV in a wooded area when he struck a tree. The collision caused his passenger to be ejected, causing serious injuries, and that Walker was operating the ORV while under the influence of alcohol.
As a result, Walker has been formally charged by the Morgan County Prosecutor Office with two misdemeanors, Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) and OWI with endangerment, and one felony of OWI causing serious bodily injury.
All suspects are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Assisting agencies included the Carmel Police Department.