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Alcohol Suspected in Life Threatening Crash

(LaPorte County, IN) -  A suspected drunk driver caused a serious injury motor

vehicle crash in LaPorte County last evening.

41 year old James Geise of Dyer is charged.

The crash occurred on U.S 20 at 250 East about 6 p.m.

Police say a pick-up  truck driven by Geise struck an oncoming vehicle

head on.

According to police, 24-year old Rachel Mattes of South Bend was airlifted with

critical injuries.

Her passenger, 22-year old Anthony Herron of Plymouth sustained an injury

to his upper body.

Police say the crash happened when Geise veered around a vehicle stopped

in the westbound lanes to make a lefthand turn.

Geise could face anywhere from a one to six year sentence on the most

serious charge.

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