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OWI Drama Ends in Jail Time

(La Porte, IN) - A little time behind bars might be just what the doctor ordered for a drunk driver who allegedly physically assaulted a La Porte police officer.  Melissa Fiscus was given 10 days in the La Porte County Jail for Level 6 felony operating while intoxicated.  The remainder of her 18 month sentence will be served on community corrections.


According to police, Fiscus in November was passed out in the driver’s seat of a car in a gas station parking lot.  Police said she pulled into the gas station after witnessed driving very erratically. 


Police said when she was taken into custody, Fiscus repeatedly kicked a police officer in the legs and threatened to “cut” another police officer if she ever located her on the streets.  According to Police, the woman also began coughing and claimed she had COVID-19 in her failed efforts to avoid being taken to the slammer. 


Fiscus had a blood alcohol level of .192-percent or well above the .08-percent legal limit.  She has had at least one other prior OWI conviction. 


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