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OWI for Johnson Road Speeder

(La Porte County, IN) - A man traveling at highway speeds on a two lane, curvy road outside La Porte was arrested last evening for driving impaired.


Spencer Wiggins, 50, of Michigan City is charged with Operating while Intoxicated and Driving on a Suspended License. According to La Porte County Police, he was westbound on Johnson Road near 500 West when clocked at 77 miles per hour, the specific stretch of road having a speed limit below 45 mph.


Wiggins claimed at the time to have consumed two beers at a friend’s house in La Porte. However, he had an alleged blood alcohol level of .104-percent, or slightly above the legal limit. Wiggins was also cited for Speeding.


Per authorities, traveling that fast on Johnson Road is particularly dangerous because of the homes and curves in spots, along with the center lines being faded and difficult to see especially at night. 

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