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Passed Out Driver Arrested for OWI

(La Porte County, IN) - A man with a cell phone helped police arrest an alleged seriously drunk driver in La Porte County yesterday.


According to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, 40-year-old Jonathan Alvarez was reported all over the northbound lanes of U.S 35 in Starke County late in the afternoon. The driver behind him called the police.


Alvarez stopped on U.S 35 near Route 6 just outside Kingsbury.


When officers arrived, Alvarez was passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle with the engine still running. Unfortunately, there was a bottle of premium tequila next to where the driver was sitting. Fortunately, his foot was on the brake pedal. 


Alvarez, from California, had an alleged blood alcohol level of close to four times the legal limit.

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