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Crackdown Urged on Speed Demons

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte resident is asking the city to crack down on speeding boaters.


Brian Kajer says sitting in a fishing boat on Stone Lake, for example, is like being on a rollercoaster ride from the wakes created by the recreational boaters. He told the city council last night Illinois people are not putting across Stone Lake despite signs posting the five mph speed limit.


“Write tickets all day long because, eventually, they’ll get the idea,” he said.

Kajer said boaters are also going too fast in the channel connecting Stone Lake and Pine Lake.


“I’m not joking. Last weekend, some guy was pulling a tube out there,” Kajer said.

Currently, the lakes are patrolled by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office. Kajer believes the city joining forces would serve as a deterrent to speeders on Stone Lake and Pine Lake, which is open to recreational boating. 

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