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OWI Arrest Follows Collision

(La Porte County, IN) - A suspected drunk driver caused a two-vehicle collision near Michigan City last night.


According to La Porte County Police, a female driver at a stop sign in a 2018 Dodge Caravan was struck in the rear at Wozniak Road and County Road 400 North by a 2003 Mercedes sport utility vehicle operated by Jerry McGee, 60, of La Porte. 


McGee reportedly explained he looked down at his phone just prior to the collision. When asked how much alcohol he had to drink, police said McGee claimed to have consumed two hard lemonade beverages. He was found with an alleged blood alcohol level two times the legal .08 percent limit.  


McGee was not injured while the other driver, Yesenia Cazares, 38, complained of minor pain and refused medical treatment.

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