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Man Charged after Attempting to Drag Race a Cop

(La Porte, IN) - Police said a man picked the wrong driver to try and drag race today.   As a result, an allegedly impaired Jonathon Krueger was taken to jail.


According to La Porte County Police, at about 1:00 a.m., the 26-year old La Porte man attempted to entice Captain Andy Hynek into a drag race on U.S. 35.  Police said Krueger began revving his engine at Kinsbury Avenue with the officer beside him.  He then accelerated to an unsafe speed.  He slowed down and accelerated two more times before the officer realized he was being invited to drag race the suspect, police said.


Officer Hynek pulled over the suspect near Boyd Boulevard.  Police said not only was it snowing at the time and the roads covered with snow, but Krueger didn’t know it was an officer he was trying to engage into racing.  Captain Hynek was in an unmarked police vehicle.


Krueger was also charged with driving on a suspended license and operating while intoxicated, Police said.

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