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Reckless Driver Nabbed for OWI

(La Porte County, IN) - La Porte County Police arrested a driver who posed a real danger to herself and other motorists on Wednesday. Christina Esparza, 36, of Knox is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Operating while Intoxicated.


According to police, officers about 2 p.m. were called by a driver about a vehicle swerving badly on U.S. 6 in the area of 300 East. The driver kept honking his horn to warn motorists about the car, which veered off the two lane highway and returned to the pavement before nearly striking a semi-truck.


A short time later, police said Esparza ran over the center line at another oncoming driver, off the road, and then came to rest in a farmer’s field near 750 East.


The woman showed obvious signs of major impairment such as staggering when she walked and slurring her speech.


A bottle of whiskey was recovered from the scene.


Police said Esparza was handcuffed after refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test.

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