Indy Motorist Who Fatally Struck Construction Worker Sentenced
An Indianapolis motorist who struck and killed a local construction worker in May of 2012 was sentenced to prison Wednesday afternoon in Marion County.
According to Indianapolis ABC News affiliate RTV6, police say 24-year-old Lindsey Gipson was under the influence of morphine when she struck and killed 54-yearold Bradley Arthur of Spencer as he was helping to repave the road in the 9200 block of East 10th Street.
Arthur, who was wearing a neon yellow safety vest at the time of the crash, suffered serious internal injuries and later passed away at Methodist Hospital.
On Wednesday, Gipson pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs, causing Arthur’s death.
In 2011, lawmakers passed legislation to better protect construction workers along the road. That law was reportedly not used in this case, because the existing law was better.
According to RTV6, Deputy Prosecutor Tom Hirschauer said Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry and the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council are working on revising that construction worker law. Hirschauer said he thinks revisions are necessary.
Gipson received a 12-year sentence – 10 years executed, two years suspended. Six of the 10 years will be spent in prison, and the other four years will be served on work release.
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