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Charges in Crash Hinge on Test Results

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Police are investigating a possible alcohol-related motor vehicle crash with injuries at U.S 6 and County Line Road near Westville at about 1 a.m. on Saturday.


Police said 45-year-old Larry Daugherty of Westville struck a ditch bank head-on.


Daugherty said he left the road after swerving to avoid an oncoming vehicle in his lane. He and his passenger, 56-year-old John Adams, also of Westville, were taken by ambulance to a hospital, complaining of pain over their entire bodies.


Police said the driver had an odor of alcohol on his breath, and a bottle of beer was recovered from the crash site. Whether charges are filed hinges on the results of a blood alcohol test.

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