Arrest made after fatal crash involving motorcycle at Main and Jefferson
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- Charges have been filed in a crash that killed a motorcyclist Thursday evening in Mishawaka.
Eric Wruble, 33, has been charged with causing death when operating a vehicle while intoxicated
The crash happened just before 10 p.m. at Main Street and Jefferson Boulevard in Mishawaka.
Investigators say Wruble was traveling northbound on Main Street, attempting a left turn at Jefferson Boulevard, when he turned in front of a motorcycle traveling southbound.
The driver of the motorcycle, 52-year-old Steven L. Miller, was seriously injured and taken to the hospital. He was later pronounced deceased.
Witnesses told police Wruble had a green light, but the motorcyclist also had a green light - and the right of way, at the time of the crash.
Mishawaka Police spoke with Wruble at the scene, who admitted to having a "couple beers," according to the probable cause affidavit.
Officers said his speech was slurred and his balance was unsteady, reports said.
Wruble refused a certified chemical test. Officers obtained a search warrant and his blood was drawn.
Toxicology results are pending.
Wruble's bond was set at $100,000 surety or $10,000 cash. His initial hearing is scheduled for Monday.