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Man never makes it to kid's ball game after crashing into several parked cars, police say
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Man never makes it to kid's ball game after crashing into several parked cars, police say

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Chesterton police

CHESTERTON — A 41-year-old Chesterton man crashed into several vehicles parked on South Fifth Street Sunday as he tried to get to the Chesterton Park baseball field to watch his kid play ball, police said.

According to Chesterton police, the man showed signs of intoxication, failed several field sobriety tests, and registered a blood alcohol content of .089% on a certified chemical test.

Police said the incident began around 3 p.m. when the man was driving southbound on Fifth Street at Morgan Avenue.

According to police, the man crossed the center line and the northbound lane, left the roadway, drove through multiple bushes in the side yard of a home, and struck the stop sign at the corner of Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Join Cpl. Jerry Patrick, as he patrols the hallways of Lake Central and Kahler Middle School.

He then made his way back onto southbound Fifth Street and hit several cars parked diagonally on the west side of the roadway, causing a cut to the head of a boy that was inside one of the parked cars, police said.

The man told officers "he was coming to watch his kid play ball, and the next thing he knew he 'blacked out and woke up to that' and he nodded his head toward the accident," police said

He was taken to Porter County Jail on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.


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