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Heavy Damage in OWI Collision

(La Porte County, IN) - A La Porte area driver who took out a utility pole was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.


Gregory Eiland, 50, has been charged with Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated after being found with an alleged blood alcohol content of .10 percent.


According to La Porte County Police, the man was traveling on 300 North in Coolspring Township when his Chevy Silverado veered left off the roadway, hitting a bush and severely damaging a utility pole.


Eiland reportedly told investigators that he worked until midnight at his place of employment in Porter County, heading home after picking up a food order. He could not remember being in a crash and must have fallen asleep while behind the wheel.


There were no injuries, although authorities noted that his vehicle appeared to be a total loss. 

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