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Alcohol Related Arrest in Crash

(La Porte County, IN) - Police say alcohol was involved in a collision between two oncoming vehicles outside La Porte.


Ramon Toledo, 46, of Rolling Prairie is charged with Class A Misdemeanor Operating while Intoxicated.


According to the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred before 4 a.m. Saturday on Johnson Road at County Road 525 West.


The investigation shows Toledo veered over the center on a curve at a high rate of speed and struck the driver’s side of an oncoming vehicle.  Toledo and his female passenger were not injured in the collision, which left both vehicles with heavy front end damage.


Police said the other driver, Amanda Erickson, complained of pain to her left side but declined medical treatment.


Court documents revealed an empty bottle of beer along with two water bottles containing an undisclosed orange liquid along with several wedges of lime were found in Toledo’s vehicle.


He was arrested with an alleged blood alcohol level of .14-percent.

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