Police say they received the warrants and located Gonzalez at Shamrock Mobile Home Park in Warsaw. Gonzalez was taken into custody without incident and was cooperative with officers.
At that time, however, police say Gonzalez would not give a statement and requested that he meet with his attorney.
Gonzalez was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on the charges of failure to stop after an accident causing serious bodily injury, a class B felony; and operating while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury, a class D felony. His bond was set at $2,000 cash.Police say Gonzalez’s BAC was .17 percent when he drove his car into a horse drawn wagon on Sheldon Street in Warsaw. The vehicle impacted the horse killing it almost instantly, and ejected five juvenile Amish boys from the wagon. The boys suffered minor bumps and scrapes.
Kosciusko County Prosecutor Daniel Hampton told StaceyPageOnline.com that his office was expecting to today receive video footage from the Saturday night crash. That surveillance video allegedly shows Gonzalez making a U turn in the Walmart parking lot along Sheldon Street and driving straight back toward the horse drawn wagon.
Witnesses on the scene of the incident, and Floyd Miller, the father of 17-year-old Andrew Miller who was driving the horse-drawn wagon that night, said his son and the other boys all said Gonzalez swerved and accelerated in what appeared to be an intentional act. (See related story and hear audio from Floyd Miller)
Hampton was asked to respond as to why the Warsaw Police Department would elect to release a press statement claiming “none of the buggy occupants, nor any witnesses told police that they thought the collision was intentional.”
This evening, Warsaw Police say their investigators and the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office “continue to diligently follow-up on this crash investigation and additional charges may be filed once the investigation is complete. Additional information regarding this crash may be forthcoming.”