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.
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
transported to Porter County Jail.
damage to Hamed’s squad car at $5,000.