An Allegan, Mich.,
resident was arrested Wednesday on a charge of operating while intoxicated,
following a three-vehicle accident on Ind. 49 which injured another
motorist, Chesterton Police said.
police, at 3:38 p.m. Seth W. Belden, 28, was northbound on Ind. 49 when he
rear-ended a second vehicle stopped for a red light at the intersection of
Gateway Blvd. The impact of the collision drove the second vehicle into the
rear of a third, police said.
The driver of the
second vehicle was a Michigan City resident; the driver of the third
vehicle, a Westchester Township resident.
Police said that
the Michigan City resident complained of neck pain.
Belden, for his
part, showed signs of intoxication, failed several field sobriety tests, and
subsequently registered a blood alcohol content of .13 percent, police said.
Motorists in Indiana are considered legally intoxicated when they score a
B.A.C. of .08 percent or higher.