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Alcohol Arrest in Collision

(La Porte County, IN) - Police caught a Michigan City man after he allegedly fled drunk from a motor vehicle crash.


According to the sheriff’s office, 52-year old Richard James had a blood-alcohol level more than four times the legal limit. He was involved in a two-vehicle collision on U.S 20 near County Line Road just west of Michigan City. 


After he allegedly fled, police say an officer quickly located a moving vehicle with front-end damage and began following. A short distance later, James pulled into a driveway. Police said the barely able to stand man admitted drinking two beers and a half bottle of vodka. A half-empty vodka bottle was found in the pocket of his sweatshirt.


James was also charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly urinating on the tire of his car during the traffic stop.

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