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Crashed Blamed on Alleged Booze Hound

(La Porte County, IN) - An alleged alcohol-soaked driver caused a motor vehicle crash last evening in La Porte County.


About 5:30 p.m., officers responded to U.S. 20 and State Road 39 in Springville. Police said 58-year-old Daniel Budig made a wide turn in his Jeep Wrangler and struck a pick-up truck sitting at the traffic light. The La Porte area man was arrested with an alleged blood alcohol level nearly five times the legal limit.


According to police, Budig was looked over by medical personnel at Northwest Health because of his extreme alcohol consumption. He was taken to the La Porte County Jail when given medical clearance.


There were no injuries in the collision.


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