Police investigate fender bender by LaPorte County sheriff's wife

2013-11-13T17:02:00Z 2013-11-13T19:44:35Z Police investigate fender bender by LaPorte County sheriff's wifeStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
November 13, 2013 5:02 pm  • 

Nobody was injured and there wasn't much damage, but officials are looking into a motor vehicle crash involving the wife of the LaPorte County Sheriff Mike Mollenhauer, who allegedly left the scene.

Sue Mollenhauer on Nov. 4, struck a vehicle owned by Ronald Robinson in the parking lot of Marathon on Ind. 2 on LaPorte's west side.

The sheriff said his wife was in their personal vehicle and simply didn't realize she had backed into the man's car.

She was in a hurry to get home from work for a serviceman taking care of a broken water heater and get the family's sick dog to a veterinarian.

“It's a very minor accident,” said Mollenhauer.

Sue Mollenhauer is a matron at the LaPorte County Jail in charge of feeding the inmates.

Robinson, 56, is serving a sentence on work release on a cocaine-related charge, said Dick Buell, director of LaPorte County Community Corrections.

Buell said Robinson was either heading to or from work and is still waiting for estimates on the damage to have his vehicle repaired.

His department is not looking into the matter because Robinson “was not violating any of our rules.”

However, Sheriff Mollenhauer said Robinson was driving with a license that hasn't been valid for years and wondered why Robinson was being allowed to drive while serving his time on work release.

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