A Gary resident was
arrested early this morning on a pair of outstanding warrant charges
following a two-vehicle accident on I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana
State Police said.
police, at 12 a.m. Thurman E. Dockery Jr., 40, was eastbound on I-80/94 and
“traveling at a high speed” when, near the 8.8 mile marker, he rear-ended a
second vehicle which had just merged into his lane.
Police said that
Dockery’s 2016 Chevrolet Cruz traveled across all lanes of traffic and
crashed into the inside barrier wall.
breathing but unresponsive and transported to Methodist Hospital Northlake
Campus in Gary, where he was treated and subsequently released. Police said
that the occupants of the vehicle rear-ended by Dockery refused medical
later learned that Dockery was wanted on two outstanding warrants, police
said: one issued through Indiana charging him with parole violation related
to a burglary charge, the other through Cook County, Ill., related to
“dangerous drugs charges.”
Police also said
that the vehicle being driven by Dockery had been reported stolen out of
Chicago and that inside the vehicle were found “drug paraphernalia and
suspected controlled substances.”
On being discharged
from hospital, Dockery was transported into the Lake County Jail on the two
warrant charges and further charges against him are pending, police said.