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Former Prosecutor Charged with OWI

(La Porte County, IN) - He used to try criminal cases in LaPorte County, but now he's charged with a crime. Steven Fenton is now charged with operating while intoxicated following a five-vehicle crash yesterday. The crash happened about 5 P.M. at U.S 20 and State Road 39.


According to LaPorte County Police, officers were responding to a report of a vehicle all over the roadway. The crash happened about five minutes later. Before officers arrived, police say the 77-year old Fenton tried fleeing on foot but was stopped by individuals at the accident scene. 


The former La Porte County Deputy Prosecutor had an alleged blood alcohol level about two times the legal limit. Police say empty bottles of vodka were recovered from the vehicle. There were no injuries in the crash.

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