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April 29, 2014

Tests find officer on drugs at time of fatal crash

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors say blood tests have found an off-duty central Indiana police officer was under the influence of an anti-anxiety drug and a painkiller when his SUV plowed into a car, killing a man and injuring his pregnant wife.

Suspended Edgewood Officer James Foutch faces driving while intoxicated causing death and other charges from the April 6 crash that killed 23-year-old Jesse Sperry. His wife, 22-year-old Rebecca Sperry, gave birth to a daughter later that day at an Indianapolis hospital.

The Herald Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1m5VkSI ) Madison County court documents filed Monday show Foutch's blood tested positive for the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and the painkiller hydrocodone.

Foutch doesn't have a published telephone number and court records don't list a defense attorney. His initial court hearing is scheduled for May 19.

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Information from: The Herald Bulletin, http://www.theheraldbulletin.com

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