Police in LaPorte County say that a drunk driver crashed through the main gate of the Indiana State Prison on Tuesday evening.
According to authorities, officers received a call of a possible impaired driver on US 421 in the area of Michigan City at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Attempts to locate the vehicle were initially unsuccessful, but a short time later, the LaPorte County Dispatch Center received a call that a vehicle had crashed through the main gate of the Indiana State Prison.
Indiana State Police say the vehicle was eventually stopped, and troopers were called to the scene to investigate.
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One of the troopers administered a field sobriety test, and revealed that the driver registered a .14 Blood Alcohol Content, significantly above the legal limit.
A 62-year-old man was arrested and faces several misdemeanor charges, including criminal trespass and operating a vehicle while intoxicated in a way that endangers the public.
Officers with the Michigan City Police Department and the Indiana State Prison Police assisted with the investigation.