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Tysheena S. Billingsley

Tysheena S. Billingsley, 33, of Merrillville.

MERRILLVILLE — An Indiana State trooper noticed a woman urinating outside a vehicle early Saturday morning while on patrol, resulting in a traffic stop and OWI charges.

Trooper Alaa Hamed was patrolling in Merrillville when he noticed a white Nissan stopped at 61st and Broadway around 1:15 a.m. He observed a woman squatting outside the driver's door and urinating, according to a news release from Indiana State Police.

Hamed activated his lights, and the woman got back into the vehicle and proceeded south on Broadway. Hamed then pulled the vehicle over.

The driver, identified as 33-year-old Tysheena Billingsley, of Merrillville, showed signs she was impaired. Investigation showed she had a blood alcohol content of .18%, over twice the legal limit, the release states.

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Billingsley was transported to Lake County Jail and charged with OWI, a level 6 felony, and indecent exposure, a Class C misdemeanor, the release states.

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