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Family won't forgive man who drove drunk, killed Lansing man

Family won't forgive man who drove drunk, killed Lansing man

CROWN POINT | For nearly three years, the family of Fred Skafgaard has spent their lives mourning the Lansing man while in and out of court hearings.  

October 16, 2014 2:15 pm Related

State police to conduct checkpoint in Porter County on Friday

Indiana State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Porter County Friday night.

August 19, 2014 9:41 am
MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

MARC CHASE: Giving spirit survives senseless, preventable tragedy

God might give us only what we can handle, but that doesn't mean the Lake County justice system should up the ante.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gary man charged with drunken driving in Thursday crash

PORTAGE | A Gary man was charged with driving drunk and causing serious bodily injury after a Thursday crash that sent another Gary man to a Chicago-area hospital.

July 25, 2014 10:15 am

Woman blames bar for drunk driving crash

VALPARAISO | A woman has filed suit accusing Flannery's Tavern in Chesterton of serving her too much alcohol shortly before she drove away and wrecked her vehicle.

June 30, 2014 4:09 pm

Cop nets accused drunk driver while hauling another to jail

VALPARAISO | Porter County Police Officer Paul Czupryn was driving eastbound on U.S. 30 early Saturday taking a suspected drunk driver to jail when he looked over and saw a car driving alongside him going the wrong direction in the westbound lanes of the highway.

June 30, 2014 1:55 pm

Woman arrested after striking 2 girls on mo-ped in Portage

PORTAGE | A Hobart woman was charged with three counts of driving while intoxicated after she allegedly struck a mo-ped with two girls aboard.

May 30, 2014 8:59 am
Appeals court permits lawsuit against stadium beer vendors

Appeals court permits lawsuit against stadium beer vendors

INDIANAPOLIS | Alcohol vendors at stadiums, ballparks, festivals and other sites with multiple bartenders may be sued for damages resulting from continued sales to an intoxicated patron, even if the servers responsible are not identified.

May 21, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Drunk driving awareness program at Morgan Township High School

Drunk driving awareness program at Morgan Township High School

Morgan Township High School senior Jacob Landgrebe, 18 runs over a cone while driving on a course wearing Fatal Vision goggles with Kouts Police Sgt. Dale Marshall Wednesday during the Porter County Drunk Driving Task Force Drunk Driving awareness program.

May 21, 2014 1:43 pm
Drunk driving awareness program at Morgan Township High School

Drunk driving awareness program at Morgan Township High School

Morgan Township High School juniors and seniors take turns as they try their luck driving a golf cart through a course while wearing Fatal Vision goggles Wednesday as part of the Porter County Drunk Driving Task Force's drunken driving awareness program at the school. Students also attempted…

May 21, 2014 1:44 pm
Drunk driving awareness program at Morgan Township High School

Drunk driving awareness program at Morgan Township High School

Melissa Koritko, 19, a senior at Morgan Township High School dons Fatal Vision goggles as she prepares to shoot baskets Wednesday at the Porter County Drunk Driving Task Force's drunken driving awareness program. The goggles simulate a .07-.10 blood alcohol content level. Juniors and seniors…

May 21, 2014 1:43 pm
Drunk driving awareness program at Morgan Township High School

Drunk driving awareness program at Morgan Township High School

Melissa Koritko, 19, a senior at Morgan Township High School tries to shoot baskets while wearing Fatal Vision goggles, which simulate a .07-.12 blood alcohol content Wednesday during the Porter County Drunk Driving Task Force's drunken driving awareness program at the school.

May 21, 2014 1:44 pm
Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

Local bartenders, servers learn role in preventing DUIs

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Bartenders, servers and liquor store clerks gathered Tuesday at the Porter County Expo Center to learn how to balance responsibility with the ability to make money.

May 06, 2014 11:35 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Driving recklessly in OWI litigation

MARC CHASE: Driving recklessly in OWI litigation

When do we stop creating more laws and demand prosecutors and judges enforce a plethora of legal measures already on the books?

March 20, 2014 12:00 am
Man arrested after getting van stuck on median

Man arrested after getting van stuck on median

PORTAGE | A man arrested for allegedly driving drunk told police he wasn't drinking and driving because the bar and his home were less than a mile apart.

January 27, 2014 6:33 pm

Man, alledgedly driving drunk, jumps median, lands in snowbank

PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested Wednesday morning after police reported he lost control of his pickup truck, went over the median on U.S. 6 and landed in a snow drift on the opposite side.

January 08, 2014 11:09 am
State trooper honored for making DUI arrests

State trooper honored for making DUI arrests

VALPARAISO | Between Nov. 1, 2012 and Oct. 31, 2013 there were a total of 1,184 DUI arrests in Porter County, only slightly less than the previous year’s total of 1,200.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am

Stay safe this Thanksgiving

HAMMOND | Friends: Thanksgiving Eve (sometimes referred to as Black Wednesday or blackout Wednesday) has replaced New Year’s Eve as biggest drinking night of the year. Thanksgiving is also the most traveled holiday period and many of those travelers are in cars. This creates a very dangerous mix.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
Cops to crack down on drunken drivers for holiday

Cops to crack down on drunken drivers for holiday

Police say local jails are preparing Thanksgiving dinners for drunken drivers celebrating Blackout Wednesday.

November 21, 2013 7:30 pm
Judge considering relocating prisoner to be closer to family

Judge considering relocating prisoner to be closer to family

VALPARAISO | A judge agreed Tuesday to consider a request to relocate a prison inmate from Indianapolis to Northwest Indiana to allow her be closer to her family and dying husband.

November 19, 2013 12:15 pm
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