Chesterton Tribune

Man facing possible charge of leaving scene

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A Henderson, Ky., resident arrested on Thursday by Trail Creek Police in LaPorte County is facing possible charges here after the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said that he was involved in two hit-and-run crashes in Duneland.

According to police, at 4:30 p.m. a Michigan City motorist reported being hit from behind repeatedly—by the driver of a white truck—while eastbound on U.S. Highway 20 in the area of C.R. 300E. The motorist advised that she was finally pushed off the road by the truck, which continued eastbound on U.S. 20, police said. Her vehicle sustained approximately $5,000 in damage.

The PCSP subsequently received a report of a second hit-and-run near 84 Lumber on U.S. 20.

The driver suspected of both hit-and-run accidents was subsequently taken into custody by Trail Creek Police in their jursidiction—where a third hit-and-run was reported—and identified as Robert Clark, 43, police said.

Clark—who registered an unofficial blood alcohol content of .20 percent on a portable breath test—was arrested by TCPD on a charge of operating while intoxicated and transported to LaPorte County Jail.

Clark “only advised officers that he ‘was sorry’ when asked about the crashes,” police said.

The PCSP, meanwhile, is asked the Porter County Prosecuting Attorney’s Officer to charge Clark here with leaving the scene of an accident.





Posted 8/10/2012