Deputies: Drunk driver attempted to hit family members with car

Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Indianapolis man who tried to run over his family members with a car and hurled curse words and threats at deputies.

Airick Leemonz Green, 43, was arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, domestic battery, criminal recklessness and disorderly conduct.

Deputies responded just after 7 p.m. Sunday to the intersection of State Road 37 and Smith Valley Road on the report of a stopped car in the turn lane and people standing outside of it yelling. A nearby gas station employee told dispatch a woman came inside and asked them to call the police, according to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

As deputies approached the scene on Smith Valley Road, they noticed a car driving in reverse at high speeds pull into the gas station parking lot where three family members were standing. The driver of the car, later identified as Green, attempted to hit them with the car. He then got out of the car and a fight ensued, according to the report.

Deputies attempted to separate everyone involved but Green would not cooperate, so they handcuffed him. Green was bleeding below his eye and from his mouth, the report said.

Green became verbally aggressive toward officers and refused to stay still, at one point unbuckling his seatbelt in the patrol car and forcing his way out of the vehicle, according to the report.

The victims told deputies Green had been drinking for three days. One of them took over driving because Green was “all over the road,” according to the report, but pulled over on State Road 37 because Green was drunk and acting erratic. They walked to the gas station, and Green followed them in the car, the report said.

Green was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital, then to the Johnson County jail, where he is held without bond.