Police find DUI suspect hiding behind tree

2014-04-24T19:15:00Z 2014-04-24T23:35:05Z Police find DUI suspect hiding behind treeStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
April 24, 2014 7:15 pm  • 

LAPORTE COUNTY | A Wanatah man who allegedly caused a crash with a semi on U.S. 30 then tried hiding from police was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Michael McLauchlan, 29, pulled directly into the path of a semitrailer about 12:30 a.m. Thursday just east of Wanatah, according to LaPorte County police.

After his car came to rest in the median of the highway, McLauchlan fled to a nearby wooded area where police reportedly found him hiding behind a tree.

He was charged with operating while intoxicated after refusing a breathalyzer test and telling officers he was heading home from a local bar, police said.

Police said McLauchlan and the truck driver from Chicago were not injured.

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