Sunday, July 12, 2009

Deputy Prosecutor Charged With DUI And Hit And Run

A deputy prosecutor in the Marion Co. Prosecutor's Office has been charged with driving under the influence and hit and run in Broad Ripple following the incident late Friday night. A Star report indicates that Gillian DePrez struck a car as she was driving east on 61st Street but continued on and turned south on Winthrop. When police pulled her ovcer, an alcohol breathalyzer test registered a 0.15 reading. "Police officers smelled alcohol on DePrez's breath before administering three field sobriety tests, which she failed," the Star report reads. A separate story on WRTV's website suggests DePrez drove at a high rate of speed as she fled from the scene where she struck another car.

A former deputy prosecutor in the office, Terry Record, was recently sentenced to 11 months in prison for driving drunk and killing another man after he ran a red light at a high rate of speed and struck the other man's vehicle. Record had just been admitted to practice law in Indiana at the time he began working for the prosecutor's office. The office subsequently terminated him after his car had been found abandoned and overturned on the City's near northside. Record initially told police his car had been stolen while he had been in a Broad Ripple bar; however, he later admitted he had been driving the car at the time it was overturned. Record was never charged for that crime. He was also suspected of striking a pedestrian downtown and fleeing with his car a few months after the first incident but was also not charged with that crime. The Indiana Dept. of Health hired Record after his employment with the prosecutor's office had been terminated but fired him after his drunk driving causing death arrest.

UPDATE: WTHR is reporting DePrez' resignation. The report quotes a spokesman for the office as calling DePrez "a great asset" to the office. She worked in sex crimes according to the report. WTHR says she worked in the prosecutor's office for the past four years. I'm still not sure why she doesn't show up on the Indiana Roll of Attorneys. Hold it. Spelling her last name as two words "De Prez" brings up her listing. She was admitted in May, 2007 and is currently in good standing.


artfuggins said...

Was Brizzi with her???

Anonymous said...

Because everyone is reporting her name incorrectly-it is two words De Prez.

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I am assuming she worked as an intern in the office before she passed the bar to account for her four years.