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Sentencing in Alcohol Related Crash

(La Porte, IN) - An impaired driver who caused a motor vehicle crash with injuries in downtown La Porte has been sentenced.


Jenette Meece of Hobart was given three years on probation for causing serious bodily injury while operating under the influence of alcohol. She’ll have to wear an ankle bracelet for authorities to monitor her whereabouts during the first six months of the sentence.


According to court documents, Meece had a blood alcohol level of three times the legal limit when she ran a red light at Lincolnway and Indiana Ave. As a result, her westbound vehicle broadsided a northbound vehicle operated by a 17-year-old boy.


Police said the boy underwent surgery for a knee injury sustained in the crash, and staples were used to close a laceration on his head.


At least one alcoholic beverage container was on the floorboard of the vehicle driven by Meece, 39, who had a suspended license.


Sentencing under terms of a plea agreement was held Friday in La Porte Circuit Court.

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