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Overdosing Driver Arrested

(La Porte County, IN) - A driver who nearly struck oncoming vehicles is accused of being under the influence of drugs. According to La Porte County Police, a 43-year old South Bend man was reported all over the roadway on U.S 20 Friday night.


Responding officers saw him veer over the center line into oncoming traffic near Indiana 39. During a traffic stop, police said the driver, Daiontray Harris, could barely keep his eyes open.


A device used to test for drugs showed the driver was positive for cocaine and other drugs like methamphetamine. Police said the man was taken to a hospital because he appeared to be overdosing, and his condition returned to normal after being given Narcan.


Harris was charged with Class C misdemeanor Operating While Intoxicated.  

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