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Prison for INDOT Worker Collision

(LaPorte, IN) - A LaPorte man has been sentenced for seriously injuring a state highway worker while driving drunk. Dustin Landry received two years in prison and six months probation Tuesday in LaPorte Circuit Court.

 

In September, police say he drove into the back end of a state highway truck at E. Lincolnway and Boston St. in LaPorte. The crew was restriping the highway at night with paint inside a tank on the

truck. 

 

Police say the paint heated to 500 degrees splashed from the tank and landed on one of the state highway workers. Jerald Bailey wound up with severe burns to his arms and hands. Police say Landry was not injured. His blood-alcohol level was about four times the legal limit.

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