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Drugs and Crack Pipe Seized After Highway Scare

(Kingsford Heights, IN) - A police officer from Kingsford Heights was nearly struck by a box truck traveling over the centerline.


The driver was allegedly found in possession of a crack pipe.


32-year old Gustavo Hernandez was arrested for having a small amount of meth along with two small bags of marijuana, according to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office, which assisted with the arrest. 


Police said the box truck was traveling on and off the road and over the center line Friday afternoon on Route 6. Kingsford Heights Town Marshal Matt Farthing was nearly hit head-on by the oncoming box truck and pulled over the driver.


Police said the driver had not been drinking but showed symptoms of impairment, possibly from drugs. Those signs included swaying while on his feet and failing some parts of a standard road test to determine intoxication.


Hernandez told investigators he was driving from work to his home in Chicago. Police did not reveal if a blood test was taken to determine if there were any drugs in his system at the time.

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