Michigan City resident was arrested Thursday on multiple charges after
Portage Police said that he fled officers at speeds in excess of 100 miles
per hour on I-94.
Hernandez, 29, was charged with operating while intoxicated, resisting law
enforcement, and criminal recklessness, police said.
to police, at 1:57 p.m. an officer clocked Hernandez at 84 miles per hour
in a zone of U.S. Highway 20 posted at 45 mph. The officer activated his
emergency light and siren and followed Hernandez as he disregarded a red
light at the intersection of Ind. 249, then proceeded to the eastbound
lanes of I-94, police said.
reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph, Hernandez “nearly caused several
accidents with other motorists as he was recklessly trying to flee,”
police said. An Indiana State Police trooper subsequently succeeded in
stopping Hernandez when the latter exited I-94 on the southbound Ind. 49
exit ramp, police said.
showed signs of intoxication and failed several field sobriety tests but
refused to submit to a chemical test, police said. A warrant for a blood
draw was then obtained and executed at Porter Portage Hospital Campus,
was transported to Porter County Jail.