Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Butler Auto Group Executive Facing Felony Drunk Driving Charges

Robert Butler makes his first court appearance.
Robert Butler (left) with attorney Jim Voyles
WTHR is reporting that Butler Automotive Group President Robert Butler, who frequently appears in the prominent Indianapolis car dealership's television ads, made his first appearance in court with high-profile criminal defense attorney Jim Voyles to face two felony drunk driving-related charges. Butler's car struck two cars parked in the emergency lane along I-465 last weekend on the city's northside, causing serious injury to 25-year old Latin McKinney.

The quick-thinking of Indiana State Trooper David Ploog is credited with saving McKinney's life. Ploog applied a tourniquet to McKinney's leg, which was bleeding profusely when he arrived at the scene before emergency responders were able to get to the scene. Butler recorded a blood alcohol level 0.18, or more than double the legal limit. He faces two felony charges for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and causing serious bodily injury.


Anonymous said...

Several weeks ago, Mr. Rob Butler called me from his dealership during non-business hours regarding my complaint. It was a curious call that he probably should not have made. His demeanor was strange and I would not have been surprised to have learned that he was inebriated or under the influence of a narcotic. He continued to interrupt me, slurred some of his words, seemed to be very agitated and had a difficult time with his logical understanding of the situation. Did the police test him for drugs?

Anonymous said...

Too bad he will get off with a slap on the wrist since he is wealthy. He maimed someone for life. I hope he gets the s**t sued out of him and loses his business.

Unknown said...

Gary - I see this entitled person is back on TV - Obviously no self respect in that family