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Dog Helps Snare Dangerous Driver

(La Porte County, IN) - If he was not on drugs, he sure drove like it.


According to the LaPorte County Sheriff's Office, at about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, a driver went into a ditch, returned to the pavement, and crossed the center line before nearly going back into a ditch. An officer responded to a report of a reckless driver westbound from St. Joseph County with his hazard lights flashing clocked him at more than 90 miles per hour on U.S 20 near Fail Road.


During a traffic stop, the glove box was open, and spotted inside were three capped syringes. With help from a police dog, three more needles were found in the vehicle, along with three plastic baggies containing a residue of cocaine.


23-year old Lucas Bennett was arrested for Level 6 felony Possession of a Syringe and Class C misdemeanor Reckless Driving. The Dowagiac, Michigan man told the officer he was heading to South Bend, but his SUV was traveling in the opposite direction.

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