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Intoxicated Driver Attempted to Flee Traffic Stop

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LAKE STATION, Ind. (CBS) – An intoxicated driver attempted to flee Indiana State trooper traffic stop on I-80/94 east after repeatedly swerving across lanes and hitting the guardrails early Saturday morning, state police said.ADVERTISING

Indiana State Police patrolling the eastbound lanes attempted a traffic stop Saturday morning around 5 a.m. after observing the driver swerving in the center lane. The intoxicated driver was in a blue Ford sedan and first spotted traveling at only 25 mph in the right lane. The driver then swerved left into the center lane nearly striking another vehicle. The Indiana State trooper immediately attempted to perform a traffic stop but the driver refused to stop and fled.

The vehicle swerved to the right across all lanes as it drove onto the shoulder almost hitting the guardrail. The driver slowed to 5 mph, appearing to submit to the traffic stop but then sped up, fleeing from the officer. The vehicle swerved again, this time left across all lanes of travel, narrowly missing a semi-truck. She continued swerving left and right in multiple lanes while the officer called for assistance, state police said

The stop was finally conducted and the driver, identified as Miquita N. Houston, 36, of Chicago, IL, was ultimately taken into custody. In the stop’s driver impairment breath test, Houston registered .162 B.A.C. (Blood Alcohol Content).  The legal limit for intoxication in Indiana is .08%.

Houston was transported to the Lake County Jail for booking. She is preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement, operating while intoxicated, operating while endangering and reckless driving.

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