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OWI Arrest Follows Crash

(La Porte County, IN) - Police say alcohol was involved in a vehicle landing on its top outside of La Porte.


Zane Eskridge, 22, has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated.


Early on Sunday, La Porte County Police responded to the area of Fail Road and Division Road where a vehicle had rolled over, with it reportedly having appeared that it had struck a mailbox before hitting a tree and an electrical box prior to ending up on its side.


There were several beer cans scattered around the car and the inside of the vehicle smelled like alcohol, police said.


Eskridge wound up walking home, where he allegedly told police he crashed after swerving to miss a deer.


Authorities note that he complained of pain to his head and later was booked into the La Porte County Jail after his blood alcohol level was discovered to be .216 percent.

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