A Hobart resident
was charged with operating while intoxicated following a four-vehicle crash
early this morning on I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 3 a.m. Andrew J. Lech, 38, was entering westbound I-80/94 from
northbound I-65 when he failed to yield to a semi-tractor trailer traveling
westbound in the right lane of I-80/94. Lech’s 2017 Ford Explorer
“ricocheted off” the semi and went southbound across I-80/04, striking a
second semi hauling two trailers, police said.
ricocheted a second time, traveling north back across I-80/94 and striking
the outer concrete barrier wall, where it came to rest. Meanwhile, a third
semi rear-ended the first semi struck by Lech, police said.
subsequently found to be impaired, police said, “testing almost three times
over the legal limit of .08 percent.”
transported to Lake County Jail.