Man found guilty of causing hit-and-run crash that killed motorcyclist

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Wallace Briscoe

Update (May 4, 2016) : Wallace Briscoe was found guilty of “Causing Death when OWI with Schedule 1 or 2 Controlled Substance.” He was sentenced to 16 years in DOC.


INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 5, 2015) – Police arrested a man in connection with a crash last week that killed a motorcyclist.

Wallace Briscoe faces multiple charges including leaving the scene of an accident, causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and causing death operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of at least 0.08 while knowing he had a suspended license.

The crash happened around 7 a.m. on July 30 at 40th Street and Keystone Avenue on the northeast side. Witnesses said Briscoe hit a motorcycle as it traveled southbound on Keystone; the car was going east on 40th Street. The motorcyclist died as a result of the crash.

Witnesses said Briscoe left the scene and went northbound on Keystone. Witnesses followed him and called 911, leading police to apprehend him.

Early in the investigation, police said alcohol played a role in the crash.

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