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Medical Episode Suspected in Wild Ride

(La Porte County, IN) - Last week, a medical episode was cited for a driver forcing other motorists off the road in La Porte County.


According to La Porte County Police, officers were notified about noon Wednesday about a reckless driver in the area of 600 East and Division Road.


The driver in an SUV often traveled in the opposite lane at speeds ranging from 75 to 100 miles per hour, police said. As a result, several motorists were forced to take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision. 


At one point, the driver was in a field in the area of 425 East and Division Road and was stopped once returning to the pavement.


The 66-year-old driver from Niles, Michigan, was sweating profusely, his hands were shaking, and the pupils of his eyes were dilated, police said. Initially, officers suspected the man was also struggling with his speech and was intoxicated, but he did not have the smell of alcohol on his breath.


Police said the man also denied being a diabetic. People with diabetes needing insulin can go into shock and exhibit symptoms similar to being intoxicated.


Police said he was transported to a hospital to treat an unknown medical condition.

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