Hopper steps down as Zionsville Town Council president


Elizabeth Hopper has resigned as president of the Zionsville Town Council. Council Vice President Joshua Garrett made the announcement at the Oct. 23 morning meeting.


Hopper was arrested Sept. 25 after a Zionsville Police Dept. officer noticed her silver Subaru Crosstrek drive over a sidewalk and curb as it turned westbound on Hunt Club Road from southbound Ford Road in south Zionsville. A chemical test at ZPD showed she had a .221 blood alcohol concentration, which is more than double the legal limit.

She was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (Class A misdemeanor), operating a vehicle with an ACE of .15 or more (Class A misdemeanor), operating a vehicle while intoxicated (Class C misdemeanor) and public intoxication (Class B misdemeanor). She was released after posting bond.

The council voted to appoint Garrett as its new president and Bryan Traylor as its new vice president. Councilors Traylor and Kevin Spees were not present at the meeting.

Hopper was present at the meeting but did not comment on the matter. She has also resigned from her positions on the Zionsville Safety Board and Board of Police Commissioners. After the meeting, she declined to comment on the situation. 



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