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OWI Collision Between Father and Son

(La Porte County, IN) - According to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office, a La Porte area man was arrested for drunk driving after rear-ending a vehicle driven by his father. Steven Copner was arrested for Class C misdemeanor Operating While Intoxicated.


Copner, 44, called his father early Sunday after his vehicle became stuck in the snow. The father came out and helped free the vehicle.


The son left and was northbound on 600 West south of U.S. 20 when his father passed from behind. The father slowed down, and his son struck the vehicle in the back end.


Copner was located inside a nearby service station but was transported to the La Porte County Jail and later released when posting bond.

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