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Drug Use Alleged in Hit and Run

(La Porte County, IN) - A suspected hit and run driver in La Porte County was allegedly impaired by drugs.


Jacks Kramer, 26, of Michigan City allegedly backed into a vehicle Friday afternoon in the area of Johnson Road and 400 North.


Authorities stated that Kramer fled eastbound but was pulled over on Pine Lake Ave. near Weller Ave.  The vehicle he struck driven by a 45-year-old woman called police, who made the stop based on her description of the vehicle.


Nothing illegal was found but Kramer allegedly showing symptoms of drug impairment was found with two syringe caps in his pocket.


He did not have any alcohol in his system.


Police said a blood sample was taken but they’re still waiting for the results.  Kramer was charged with operating while intoxicated, fleeing the scene of an accident and cited for driving on a suspended license.


There were no injuries reported in the crash, which caused just minor damage.

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