Rockville man faces judge for crash killing ex-Indiana sheriff, wife

December 28, 2017

A judge has entered a not guilty plea for a Rockville man facing drunken driving charges for a crash that killed a former Parke County sheriff and his wife.

Bryan Robertson, 41, told a Parke County judge on Wednesday he would hire his own attorney. He faces driving while intoxicated causing death charges for the Dec. 21 crash that killed 74-year-old Michael Eslinger and 73-year-old Darla Eslinger.

Mike Eslinger served four terms as Parke County sheriff and was a past executive director of the Indiana Sheriffs Association. Darla Eslinger had retired as the county’s emergency management director.

Police say Robertson’s blood-alcohol content was 0.117 percent. Indiana’s legal limit to drive is 0.08 percent. Robertson was moved Saturday from a hospital to the Parke County Jail.


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