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Charges in Alcohol Fueled Police Officer Assault

(La Porte, IN) - After allegedly striking a law enforcement officer during a drunken tirade, a La Porte man got his foot in the door to a jail cell. 38-year-old Floyd Keehn is charged with Battery to a Police Officer and Public Intoxication.


According to court documents, police were called three days ago when he was seen stumbling around downtown La Porte. Responding officers found him sitting on a decorative bench along Lincolnway east of the courthouse. Beside him was a nearly empty bottle of vodka. When asked to take a breathalyzer test, Keehn tried taking another swig from his close to an empty bottle.


After being placed in the squad car, the handcuffed man allegedly kicked a La Porte City Police officer in the face. The officer had some redness but declined medical treatment.


Keehn could receive 30 months of incarceration on the Level 6 felony battery charge and another six months behind bars on the other Class B misdemeanor count.

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