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Alcohol Related Charges in Motorcycle Collision

Charges have been filed in connection with serious injuries to a motorcyclist in a Michigan City collision where both drivers were allegedly impaired.


Daniel Pahl, 38, has been charged with Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated Causing Serious Bodily Injury, and other counts.


Jeffery Goff meanwhile has been charged with Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated.


According to authorities, both men have had previous OWI convictions and were driving on suspended licenses.


The crash happened in August of 2022 at Franklin and Arthur streets near Ames Field. Pahl was reportedly beginning to turn left onto Franklin Street when the oncoming motorcycle, operated by Goff, struck the front driver’s side of his pick-up truck.


Court documents show the motorcycle headed southbound on Franklin Street was traveling at a high rate of speed. Goff suffered a head injury, fractured ankle, nasal fracture, sinus fracture, and other injuries.


Pahl has also been charged with Child Neglect for having a blood alcohol level of .17 percent while with his two children riding with him. 


According to court documents, Goff had a .209 percent blood alcohol level.


Pahl could face anywhere from a 2 to 12-year sentence on the most serious count involving the injuries to Goff. He was still being held on $20,000 bond in the La Porte County Jail following his arrest on Thursday.

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