Two injured during drunken hayride
Benton County, Ind.-- A late evening hayride Friday night sends two to area hospitals and two land in jail on alcohol charges in Benton County.
Around 10:30 p.m. Friday, a tractor pulling a hay wagon driven by 22-year-old Aaron Hawkins of Fowler, IN was northbound on State Road 71 north of County Road 200 north when two occupants of the hay wagon fell onto the roadway.
The tractor continued north, dragging the victims until they were able to get Hawkins’ attention to stop.
Kate Henry, 18, and Gregory John Burkert, 20, both from Fishers, IN were injured and transported to St. Elizabeth Central and Clarion Arnett Hospitals in Lafayette, IN with head injuries and complaint of stomach pains.
The driver, Aaron Hawkins was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury and was taken to Benton County Jail.
Story posted 2010.10.23 at 09:24 PM EDT
Two injured, two arrested in drunken hay rideUpdated: Oct 24, 2010 10:30 AM EDT
Benton County - A late night hay ride in Fowler ended with two people in the hospital and two others arrested.
It happened at around 10:20 pm Friday night. Police say Aaron Hawkins, 22, of Fowler, was driving a John Deere tractor pulling a hay wagon northbound on State Road 71 north of County Road 200. Two of the people riding in the hay wagon fell out, but police say Hawkins didn't realize it. He continued driving the tractor, dragging the victims until they got his attention.
Police say Kate Henry, 18, and Gregory John Burkert, 20, both of Fishers, were injured. They were taken to local hospitals to be treated for head lacerations and stomach pain.
Police arrested Hawkins and charged him with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury. Kathryn Pack, 19, of Munster, was also at the scene and was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor. Both Hawkins and Pack were taken to the Benton County Jail.
Indiana State Trooper Josh Edwards investigated the incident with assistance from Benton County Sheriff's Department, Fowler Police Department, and the Benton County Ambulance Service.
Two In Jail, Two In Hospital After Drunken Hayride
By Alex Brown
Two people are in jail and two others in the hospital after a late-night hayride in Benton County Friday night.
Our partners at Fox59 report 22 year-old Aaron Hawkins was driving a tractor pulling a hay wagon northbound on State Road 71 north of County Road 200 North when two occupants of the wagon fell onto the roadway.
The tractor continued going, dragging the victims until they could get Hawkins' attention to stop.
18 year-old Kate Henry and 20 year-old Gregory Burkert were taken to the hospital with head injuries and stomach pains.
Hawkins was taken to the Benton County Jail and is being charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury. 19 year-old Kathryn Pack was also taken to jail for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.