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reckless fleeing driver given narcan

Thursday, September 05, 2019 14:25 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News

A man is charged with operating while intoxicated after nearly striking several oncoming

vehicles in La Porte County this week.

30-year old Joshua Rollins is from Valparaiso.

According to county police.....the last time his zig zagging car veered the center line it

went into a ditch on U.S 20.

He drove away but was followed by one of the travelers to Family Express at State Road 39.

Police say he was slumped over the wheel and snoring.

Suspecting possible heroin use...he was given some narcan.

After to coming to.,...police say Rollins explained he mixed some alcohol with

his prescription medication.

A blood test revealed just a slight amount of alcohol was in his system.

Police are waiting for the results of a blood test to determine if his prescription or

heroin that had more to do with his alleged severe impairment.




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