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Officer Threatened by Engine Revving Driver

(La Porte, IN) - A suspected drunk driver in downtown La Porte allegedly threatened a police officer by revving the engine on his vehicle. 37-year old Brad Ottum of La Porte is charged with operating while intoxicated.


According to La Porte County Police, a sheriff’s deputy early yesterday was parked on Washington Street. A vehicle was slowly approaching him and briefly stopped. Police said the vehicle then headed toward the driver’s side of the police vehicle. The officer got out, and the driver began revving his engine.


Ottum was being held on over a $1,000 bond.

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