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Charges in Alcohol Related Crash

(La Porte, IN) - A Westville man is charged in connection with a suspected alcohol-related motor vehicle crash. 28-year old Daniel Nelson is charged with Operating While Intoxicated.


According to La Porte County Police, he struck a vehicle driven by a Westville Correctional Officer going to work at the prison. The rear-end collision happened last week on State Road 2. Nelson also crashed into a metal fence and knocked it over. His vehicle came to rest inside Paul’s Auto Yard.


Nelson was located on foot about a quarter-mile from the accident scene. He had blood alcohol levels more than three times the legal limit.


There were no significant injuries.


Nelson is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday in La Porte Circuit Court. He's charged with a felony because of a prior drunk driving collision within the past seven years. 

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