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
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.