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Expectant Mother Averts OWI Tragedy

(Westville, IN) - A pregnant woman had a very close call with a suspected teenage drunk driver in Westville.


According to La Porte County Police, the 29-year-old woman traveled U.S. 421 early Friday. She swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle traveling in the wrong lane of the two-lane highway. The vehicles eventually sideswiped each other.


The Michigan City woman was not injured but told investigators she would drive to the hospital to ensure her unborn child was not harmed.


The other driver, 19-year-old Joshua Lemmon, also was not injured. The Westville man told investigators he had a couple of shots of vodka about two hours before the accident. However, his alleged blood alcohol level was over three times the legal limit. 


Lemmon was also arrested for underage drinking.

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