A South Bend
resident was arrested Tuesday on the Indiana Toll Road for operating while
intoxicated with minors in the vehicle, OWI prior conviction, dealing
marijuana, and operating without receiving a Driverís License, the Indiana
State Police said.
police, at approximately 10:26 p.m. Steven P. Smith, 37, was eastbound in
the left lane of the Toll Road traveling at a high rate of speed at the 2.5
mile marker which is 2.5 miles east of the Indiana/Illinois state border in
Police said Smithís
vehicle was clocked at 108 miles per-hour in a well posted 70 mph zone and
performed unsafe lane movement, nearly sideswapping another car.
Police said they
stopped Smith and noticed a female passenger in the front seat, and a male
passenger and three children in the rear passenger seats. The children ages
were 15, 13 and 5 years old, police said.
Police said Smith
had an overwhelming odor of alcoholic beverage and slurred speech. Smith
refused to submit to a chemical test and further investigation revealed that
he had approximately 15 grams of marijuana, individually packaged, on his
person, police said.
The car and
occupants were turned over to the male passenger who was a valid driver and
sober, police said.
transported to Lake County Jail.