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Disturbance at Store Leads to Arrest

(La Porte County, IN) - A man bothering a store clerk resulted in a call to police who allegedly found him driving under the influence of methamphetamine this morning.


Matthew Chambers, 27, of La Porte has been arrested for Operating while Intoxicated.


According to La Porte County Police, officers after 5 a.m. responded to the Family Express at 1004 East Indiana 2 on a complaint of two men bothering the store clerk. Upon arrival, officers spotted Chambers pulling from a parking space in front of the store to beside one of the pumps. A bystander told the officer that Chambers and another man in the car were the individuals causing a disturbance in the store.


Per the authorities, Chambers exhibited signs of impairment such as slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Police said he admitted being a methamphetamine user but claimed the last time he used was drug was three weeks ago. In addition, he also admitted to consuming alcohol, but a test found no alcohol in his system.


Chambers was taken into custody after given another test to determine drug use.

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