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Man Charged in Crash Fatality Arraigned

(La Porte, IN) - A Michigan City man appeared before a judge today on charges related to a fatal motor vehicle crash.  24-year old Eric Adair is charged with three counts.  He could face anywhere from two to 12 years on the most serious offense.


In March, police say Adair had a blood alcohol level about two times the legal limit when he veered over the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle.  The other driver, Nathan Blount of Michigan City died the next day.


Police say an examination of his cell phone revealed Adair was texting prior to the collision.  The crash occurred on U.S. 35 just south of U.S. 20.


After his initial court appearance, Adair was returned to the La Porte County Jail where he was

being held on $20,000 bond.

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