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Police Arrest High Octane Driver

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Police arrested a driver for allegedly traveling at close to 100 miles per hour while impaired.  Brett Bucher, 31, of Kouts was clocked Tuesday evening at 96 mph on U.S 421 near 1800 South, police said.


During a traffic stop, Deputy Slawek Czupryna observed a partially consumed bottle of alcohol and open case of beer inside the vehicle.  The arrest was made during an investigation triggered by suspicions that Bucher was impaired by alcohol, police said.  He was charged with operating while intoxicated.


Four hours earlier, another alleged fast moving driver was pulled over by La Porte County Police Officer Derek Deck.  Tama Riley, 62, of New Carlisle was clocked at 102 mph on Indiana 2 near Rolling Prairie.  She was ticketed for speeding and given a summons to appear in court on a charge of reckless driving, police said.


La Porte County Police and other law enforcement agencies in the state have extra patrols on the roads presently to discourage intoxicated and aggressive driving.  Anyone driving at least 20 mph over the posted speed limit may be charged with reckless driving and traveling above 90 mph in any location can result in an arrest, police said.

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