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ISP: Driver charged after backing into squad car

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A Lake Station motorist was arrested on multiple charges early this morning after the Indiana State Police said that she struck a trooper’s squad car at an Indiana Toll Road booth in Portage.

Shauna Davis, 38, was charged with operating while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia, police said.

According to police, at 2:42 a.m. Trooper Alaa Hamed has just exited the Toll Road when he observed Davis trying to reverse out of a toll booth, after previously making an unsafe lane movement and failing to obey a traffic sign.

Hamed pulled his fully marked squad car into the lane behind Davis to block traffic behind him--having activated his emergency lights--at which time Davis “accelerated in reverse toward him” and struck his vehicle, police said,

Neither Davis nor Hamed was injured in the crash, police said.

Davis showed signs of intoxication and subsequently registered a blood alcohol content of .18 percent, police said. After being transported to an unspecified hospital, Davis “became combative and had to be physically held down,” police said.

A quantity of marijuana and paraphernalia were also recovered from her vehicle, police said.

Davis was transported to Porter County Jail.

Police estimated damage to Hamed’s squad car at $5,000.

 

 

Posted 2/2/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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