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ISP: Charged with OWI, no-travel violation

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A motorist was arrested Friday on multiple charges, including operating while intoxicated and violation of the no-travel order, following a two-vehicle accident on the Indiana Toll Road in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 3 p.m. two vehicles collided at the Lake Station toll plaza in a crash witnessed by an off-duty firefighter, who called 911 and reported that one of the drivers was leaving the scene. A trooper subsequently located that vehicle, driven by Shannon L. Taylor, 47, of Chicago, in the westbound lanes of I-80/94 in the area of the 13.8 mile marker, police said.

Taylor was taken into custody without incident, after which a K-9 unit dispatched to the scene alerted to the presence of a controlled substance inside the vehicle, police said. Six small bags of suspected heroin were recovered from the vehicle and Taylor “admitted to using a controlled substance approximately an hour and a half prior to the incident,” police said.

Taylor was booked into the Lake County Jail on charges of possession of heroin, leaving the scene of an accident while intoxicated, operating while intoxicated-controlled substance, and violation of a no-travel order, police said.

“The Indiana State Police reminds citizens that if you drive impaired during this Essential Travel Only order, you can be charged with violating said order, in addition to operating while intoxicated,” police said.


Posted 3/30/2020




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