GARY — Police arrested a 46-year-old woman on Interstate 80/94 Tuesday after she allegedly failed to yield in a SUV with only three wheels.

Sherry Sanchez, of Portage, was traveling west about 4 p.m. when an officer noticed that she had violated Indiana's Move Over Law by neglecting to change lanes for a stopped emergency vehicle, police said.

As Sanchez passed, the officer noticed her vehicle was missing the front passenger tire, causing the rim to scrape against the road.

Soon, Sanchez exited toward Broadway. The officer said he noticed the SUV swerving, with Sanchez almost hitting the curb several times.

Sanchez, who seemed impaired, was then pulled over, police said. Further investigation revealed her BAC was three times the legal limit.

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Sanchez told the officer she "didn’t know what was wrong with her car, but all the lights on her dash were going off." She said she was a home health care nurse and had been traveling to see a patient in Chicago.

She was booked into Lake County Jail on charges of OWI, failure to yield to law enforcement and operating on a highway with a non-compliant vehicle.

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Olivia is the morning cops/breaking news reporter at The Times. She spends her time monitoring traffic and weather reports, scanning crime logs and reading court documents. The Idaho native and University of Idaho grad has been with The Times since 2019.