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Close But No Cigar in OWI Case

(La Porte County, IN) - A La Porte County man nearly made it home when he crashed while allegedly driving impaired. 26-year-old Harland Derengowski is charged with Class C misdemeanor OWI.

 

According to county police, officers found his pick-up truck Saturday night with front-end damage and a flat tire in the area of State Road 39 and U.S 20. In addition, Derengowski claimed that his steering went out, which caused him to strike several landscaping rocks. 

 

Derengowski's alleged blood alcohol level was nearly two times the legal limit. He was also cited for Driving with a Suspended License and Driving Without Insurance.

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