Amy Lavalley Post-Tribune
Porter police arrested a Michigan City man over the weekend on three misdemeanors related to drunken driving after he allegedly rolled his car and told police he tried running away from the crash but couldn’t because he was too drunk and injured, a report said.
Porter police were called around 10:04 p.m. Friday to the area of South Mineral Springs Road and Wood Street for a report of a rollover crash, according to a report.
Police said they found a car in the woods, west of the intersection, and Kyler Payne, 22, lying on the ground near the train tracks just north of the woods where the car was located. Payne was bleeding from his head and face but was coherent and speaking, police said.
Payne allegedly told police he had approximately 14 drinks throughout the day and that after crashing his car, he was able to kick out the windshield and exit it.
He reportedly told police the crash occurred because he was driving around 100 mph and did not realize the intersection was so close.
Payne allegedly had a blood-alcohol content of .197 percent, police said; the legal limit is .08 percent.
Police transported Payne to Porter Regional Hospital for medical treatment before taking him to Porter County Jail on preliminary misdemeanor counts of operating while intoxicated-endangering; operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content greater than .15 percent; and operating while intoxicated.