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Drunk Driving

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

Police: Driver was drunk, texting before crash

CHESTERTON | A 25-year-old Michigan City woman was charged with drunken driving after police said she caused a head-on collision on U.S. 20 early Saturday morning.

October 21, 2013 1:36 pm
Lake Station man headed to rehab stopped for drunk driving

Lake Station man headed to rehab stopped for drunk driving

PORTAGE | A Lake Station man told police early Tuesday morning that he decided to have one more outing before he headed to a rehabilitation center later in the day.

September 17, 2013 5:30 pm

Lake Station police arrested 14 for DUI in holiday sweep

LAKE STATION | A recent national police crackdown aimed at impaired driving and motorcycle riding proved a success, police Lt. John McDaniel said.

September 11, 2013 12:05 am

Man faces charges after fleeing accident scene

VALPARAISO | A 30-year-old Valparaiso man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on numerous charges, including drunken driving, after leaving the scene of an accident at a high rate of speed, according to police.

September 05, 2013 6:07 pm
EDITORIAL: Alcohol, water can be deadly combination

EDITORIAL: Alcohol, water can be deadly combination

Alcohol and water don't mix well, at least when the water isn't in a glass. Yet drunken boating continues to be a problem.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am Video

Lake Station officers to take part in crackdown on DUIs

LAKE STATION | Lake Station police will be taking part in the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign starting Friday and ending Sept. 2.

August 13, 2013 12:00 am

M'ville police plan checkpoints, extra patrols to prevent DUIs

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Police Department will participate in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from Friday to Sept. 2.

August 13, 2013 12:00 am
Woman escapes train, not DUI charge

Woman escapes train, not DUI charge

UNION TOWNSHIP | A Crown Point woman faces drunken driving charges after her car became stuck on railroad tracks along Porter-Lake County Line Road and was struck by a train after she exited the vehicle.

August 08, 2013 12:30 pm
Appeals court rules cracked tail lamp not enough for police stop

Appeals court rules cracked tail lamp not enough for police stop

INDIANAPOLIS | A dime-size hole showing a bit of white light through an otherwise functional red vehicle tail lamp does not justify a police stop, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

August 05, 2013 10:44 am Related

Police: Injured motorcyclist was drunk on U.S. 30

UNION TOWNSHIP | A 48-year-old Union Township man was in stable condition Thursday at Porter Regional Hospital and faces drunken driving charges after police said he fled from them a day earlier on U.S. 30 and crashed his motorcycle.

July 11, 2013 5:04 pm

Porter County crime briefs

Two underclassmen arrested outside commencement

June 10, 2013 7:00 pm

Lowering BAC isn't best policy to fight drunken driving

The National Transportation Safety Board recently recommended states lower their blood-alcohol concentration levels for drunken driving from .08 to .05.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am
Police: Portage woman charged for driving drunk with children in car

Police: Portage woman charged for driving drunk with children in car

CHESTERTON  | A Portage woman is facing multiple charges after police said she drove drunk with her two small children in the back seat of her car.

June 05, 2013 10:55 am
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