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A Wisconsin man lunged at state troopers after they found narcotics and open containers of alcohol during a traffic stop on an Indiana Toll Road.

Police stopped a Chevrolet pickup truck that was weaving and making unsafe lane movements in the westbound lanes of I-80/94 near mile marker 5.3 at 11:37 p.m. Monday, according to the Indiana State Police.

As the driver lowered the window, police recognized an overwhelming smell of alcohol and marijuana.

The driver, Tommy Hines, 43, of Wisconsin, allegedly began resisting the troopers while they were investigating, causing them to forcefully arrest him.

Police said they found two baggies containing a total of 30 grams of suspected heroin and one baggie of 5 grams of suspected marijuana in his pockets. Two open containers of alcohol were also found inside the truck, police said.

The passenger, Carl Winters, 38, of Wisconsin, then became uncooperative and allegedly “lunged at the troopers,” at one point hitting an officer's hand, according to police. Troopers restrained Winter, who was allegedly refusing to comply.

Both Hines and Winters were booked into Lake County Jail. Hines was charged with dealing in a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug, resisting law enforcement, operating while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and multiple traffic violations.

Winters was charged with battery on law enforcement , resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.


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