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Crashes, drunken driving keeps troopers busy on Labor Day weekend

Crashes, drunken driving keeps troopers busy on Labor Day weekend

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Labor Day weekend kept Indiana State troopers busy as crashes and drunken driving incidents littered the interstates.

Over the four-day period spanning the holiday weekend, seven drivers were arrested for driving under the influence, including one juvenile, according to a news release from Indiana State Police. In addition, increased patrols netted several arrests for drug possession and dealing including meth, cocaine, marijuana and police also collected a stolen handgun from an arrest.

On top of criminal cases, police also responded to a number of crashes.

On Sunday Indiana State Police were called to a fatal motorcycle crash in Steuben County, in which preliminary investigations revealed alcohol was a suspected factor. Eight other crashes caused injuries and there were 11 crashes that caused damage to vehicles but the occupants were unharmed.

Indiana State Police asked that anyone who sees reckless or impaired driving to call 911 to prevent a possible crash.

Recent arrests booked into Lake County Jail


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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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