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Pole Struck by Impaired Driver

(Union Mills, IN) - La Porte County Police say a man who crashed into a utility pole Tuesday was impaired. Officers before 1 a.m. were called to County Road 900 South in Union Mills.


Police said a utility pole was broken and the driver climbed out of his badly damaged vehicle, before stumbling his way to the nearest residence.


William Urban, 65, of Wanatah was wearing slippers, but his choice of footwear apparently had nothing to do with the major problems he had walking. Urban told investigators he struck the utility pole after swerving to avoid a deer in the road.


He was arrested for Operating while Intoxicated with an alleged blood alcohol level of .189 percent or more than twice the legal limit.


Police said the front end of his Dodge Ram pick-up truck was embedded into the pole.

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