Sources: IMPD officer in fatal crash was below legal limit

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer that struck and killed a pedestrian was below the legal limit, according to sources within IMPD.

WISH-TV has been told by those sources that Bernardo Zavalza’s blood alcohol content was below Indiana’s legal limit of .08, but did not state what his BAC was.

On Monday afternoon, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office released this statement regarding the case:

The investigation into last week’s fatal crash involving an IMPD officer is currently under investigation. No BAC test results or additional details of the investigation will be released at this time. More information will be released once a charging determination has been made.

Last week, officials with IMPD said Zavalza was driving a marked IMPD squad car when he struck and killed 53-year-old Ronny Bowling.

During the investigation, an IMPD supervisor said Zavalza’s breath smelled of alcohol.

Zavalza has not been charged in the case.

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