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Porter County mom and 17-year-old son charged following crash, police say

Porter County mom and 17-year-old son charged following crash, police say

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CHESTERTON — A 17-year-old Chesterton boy without a driver's license and his mother both face charges after the boy drove off the roadway and crashed into a mailbox on South 15th Street, police say.

The boy told Chesterton police he was southbound shortly before 11:30 a.m. Sunday when another vehicle drove in front of him forced him to leave the roadway, according to the incident report.

This Sunday, follow Jami Rieck and a team of Paramedics on their shifts working for Superior Ambulance.

Several witnesses told police there was no other vehicle involved.

The boy faces a charge of operating a vehicle while never receiving a license, police said.

The mother, who is not being identified to protect the identity of the juvenile, faces a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was cited for permitting an unlicensed individual to drive, according to police.


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Porter/LaPorte County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.

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