A Hobart resident
was arrested Saturday on a charge of operating while intoxicated, following
a three-vehicle accident on I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police
police, at 3:10 p.m. Charlton Johnson, 42, was westbound on I-80/94 when,
near the Burr Street exit, he began to drive on the right shoulder, clipping
a second vehicle traveling in the right lane and causing it to cross all
westbound lanes and strike the concrete median wall. The second vehicle then
re-entered the westbound lanes, where it collided with a semi-tractor
trailer in an impact which separated the semiís rear tandem wheels from the
Johnson and the
truck driver escaped injury, police said, while the driver of the second
vehicle was transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary with
non-life threatening injuries.
subsequently registered a blood alcohol content over twice the legal limit
of .08 percent, police said.
He was transported
to Lake County Jail on a charge of operating while intoxicated.