Elkhart Police Officer Charged With Operating While Intoxicated Following Crash

Dec 19, 2018


Corporal Scott Haigh, Elkhart Police Department
Credit Elkhart Police Department

An Elkhart Police Officer was arrested while driving under the influence yesterday.

Elkhart Police Corporal Scott Haigh was arrested following a traffic accident involving two vehicles at the corner of 3rd and Franklin Streets in Elkhart Tuesday afternoon at about 2:30. No one was injured in the crash.

Elkhart Police Officers responding to the accident observed that Haigh appeared to be impaired. They contacted the Elkhart County Sheriff to continue the investigation, in order to avoid a conflict of interest.

Haigh was arrested and incarcerated for Operating While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He was not under the influence of alcohol. Toxicology results are pending.

Sergeant Travis Snider is the Public Information Officer for the Elkhart Police Department. He said the EPD won’t investigate Haigh until the County is finished.

“Typically after any investigation, once that’s over with and we have the results of that, then we’ll start the internal investigation.”

Charges have been filed with the Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney. Haigh made bond and has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation. His initial hearing is scheduled for December 28.