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Impaired at Twice the Speed Limit

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Police say a man traveling well over 100 miles per hour over the weekend was impaired.


Initially, police said the "incredibly high rate of speed" by westbound driver caught the attention of Deputy Austin Wells on the Indiana Toll Road near Rolling Prairie early Sunday.


Wells, who was positioned in the median, went after the driver and, eventually, calculated his speed at 125 miles per hour.


During a traffic stop outside La Porte, police said an odor of alcohol from the suspect was detected.


Johnathan Lesure, 25, of Chicago was taken into custody for Class A Misdemeanor Operating while Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor Felony Reckless Driving and Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.


Lesure was being held in the La Porte County Jail on $1,500 bond.

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