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Alcohol Related Crash into House

(La Porte, IN) - A driver was arrested for allegedly being impaired after she crashed into a house in La Porte last evening.


The crash happened at McClung Road and Park Street just before 7 PM on Thursday, October 7th. 


According to La Porte Police, it appears 50-year old Tina Martin was speeding without her headlights on when she ran a stop sign and crashed into an apartment house. Witnesses said the car went partially into the residence.


Martin was looked over by medics but refused further medical treatment, police said.  Police said that she was charged with Operating While Intoxicated for having an alleged blood alcohol level more than two times the legal limit. Another driver had to take evasive action to avoid being hit by Martin.


Damage to the home was estimated at $2,500.

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