Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas was arrested on Wednesday after he crashed his vehicle on Interstate 65, just north of Seymour.

He was booked into the Jackson County Jail in the morning after he crashed his vehicle around midnight. He left the scene in his crashed vehicle, which was located a short time later at a different location. The state representative was also located nearby, an Indiana State Police spokesperson told 13News.

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According to the Jackson County Jail’s website, the 58-year-old Republican congressman faces charges of operating while intoxicated-endangerment, operating while intoxicated, and leaving the scene of a crash. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office’s website lists him as an inmate. He is being held on a $705 bond.

Who is Jim Lucas?

Lucas lives in Seymour and has three children, Suzanne, Jack and Maddie. 

Lucas was first elected in 2012. He represents House District 69, including parts of Bartholomew, Jackson, Scott, and Washington counties.

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A statement by him on the website reads: “Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your representative here at the Statehouse. I appreciate you taking the time to visit my website. Hopefully, this site will be a valuable resource of information for all residents of House District 69.”

He is the vice chair of Veterans Affairs and Public Safety. He is also a member of committees such as local government and public policy. He is also a small business owner. He owns The Awning Guy, Inc, a company in Seymour, Indiana, which prints and supplies shirts, hats, hoodies, and more.

 He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Some of his political agendas listed on the website are jobs, fiscal integrity, education, and protecting the right to bear arms.

He is a member of the American Legion, the National Rifle Association, and Gun Owners of America.