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Chase Involved in Alleged OWI

(LaPorte, IN) - A suspected drunk driver allegedly fled in LaPorte over the weekend.

According to county police, the vehicle Friday night did not use a turn signal at Lincolnway

and Pulaski St.

The officer was following when the suspect parked and ran inside a home in the

300 block of Grove St and locked the door.

Taser probes fired at the man for disobeying commands to stop running narrowly missed the

individual, police said.

Police say the suspect later ran back outside then went back inside before coming out with his

hands up.

Police say 28 year old Jonathan Fletcher had a blood alcohol level slightly above the

.08-percent legal limit.,

A hypodermic needle and other drug related evidence was allegedly found in his vehicle, police said.

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