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Drunk Driving Suspect Clocked at 112 mph

(La Porte County, IN) - An Illinois man traveling twice the speed limit was arrested by La Porte County Police for drunk driving. 36-year-old Brian Redmond was clocked at 112 miles per hour on U.S. 20 early Monday by an officer in New Carlisle, who had difficulty catching up to the racecar-like driver.


La Porte County Police was called for assistance and located the driver still traveling over 80 miles per hour on U.S. 20 as he approached Michigan City. With a La Porte County Police squad car now behind him, Redmond pulled over after veering onto a ramp leading to Interstate 94.


Redmond allegedly refused to take a blood alcohol test but showed classic signs of being intoxicated, like red and watery eyes. Police said he also became unruly, doing things like banging his head on the side of the squad car and kicking the inside of the passenger door of the police vehicle. The Chicago area man had shackles placed around his ankles at one point.


Redmond was charged with Class C misdemeanor Operating While Intoxicated and Class B misdemeanor Criminal Mischief.

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