Man drives into snowplow, DUI charges sought

2013-12-31T17:38:00Z 2013-12-31T19:33:19Z Man drives into snowplow, DUI charges soughtStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
December 31, 2013 5:38 pm  • 

A Michigan City man had too much to drink when he collided with a LaPorte County Highway Department plow truck, according to LaPorte County police.

Police said the driver's blood-alcohol concentration was three times the legal limit.

A warrant is being pursued to arrest the 42-year old driver for operating while intoxicated, police said.

The crash happened Sunday night outside LaPorte at Timber Ridge Road and Small Road.

A 1999 GMC Sierra pickup hit the back end of the 2005 Mack truck operated by Anthony Vega, 56, of LaPorte. Vega told officers he had his turn signal on to turn right onto Timber Ridge Road when he was hit from behind.

The pickup sustained extensive front end damage, said police.

Vega was not injured.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to IU Health LaPorte Hospital complaining of pain to his chest. While at the hospital, a blood test showed he had a blood-alcohol concentration of .287, police said.

LaPorte County Highway Department Superintendent Bob Young said the only damage to the truck was a machine on the tailgate that drops sand on the road.

A spare spreader was put on the truck, which was put back into service.

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