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Driver on Alcohol Loses Her Way

(La Porte County, IN) - Lives could have been saved by the arrest of a suspected drunk driver.  36-year old Nikki Ratzell of Michigan City is charged with operating while intoxicated. 


La Porte County Police said she was doing U-turns in the area of U.S. 35 and Range Road near Kingsford Heights over the weekend.  A short time later, police said she was driving the wrong way on a four lane Meadowbrook Boulevard at the entrance to Kingsford Heights before stopped.


Her alleged blood alcohol level was more than two times the legal limit.  Police said two empty Coors Light cans and a partially consumed bottle of brandy along with two empty brandy bottles were found in her car.

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