Both drivers charged with drunk driving in crash

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Michelle QuinnPost-Tribune

 

A Hammond woman and Michigan City man were both charged with driving drunk after their vehicles crashed Saturday evening.

Jacqueline Adan 21, of Hammond, was attempting to exit onto Interstate 94 West from State Road 249 North with two passengers when she lost control of her SUV, according to an Indiana State Police release.

Police said Adan ran off the roadway going northeast through the grass when she hit a late-model minivan driven by Leonard Scott, 32 of Michigan City. Scott was slowing down for the stop sign at the end of the ramp, according to the release.

Both vehicles came to rest in the I-94 westbound left-turn lane, the release said.

Adan and a her passengers, who are from Hammond as well, were taken to Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said Adan was eventually taken to the Porter County Jail in Valparaiso, where she was charged with operating while intoxicated endangerment.

Scott was also taken to Porter Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to the release. He also was taken to the Porter County Jail where he was charged with OWI refusal, police said.

Both vehicles had extensive damage, the release said.

The Portage Police, Fire and EMS departments and Precision Towing assisted the Indiana State Police in the incident.

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