Drunk "Thrill-Seeking" Man Arrested In Hammond For Driving 142 MPH
HAMMOND, Ind. -- Indiana State Police arrested a man from Portage for driving 142 mph early Saturday morning. The man had a blood alcohol content of twice the legal limit.
Lance Muckey, 35, was seen by a trooper in an unmarked black Dodge charger at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday on I-80/94E at the 1 mile-marker. Police say Muckey was in a white 2011 Audi on an interstate with a 55 mph posted speed limit.
When pulled over, the trooper reported Muckey stated that he was a “thrill-seeker.”
The trooper smelled alcohol on Muckey’s breath and after a certified chemical test, Muckey’s blood alcohol level returned at .16%, which is twice the legal limit in Indiana (.08%).
Muckey was taken to the Lake County Jail, charged with:
- Operating While Intoxicated Endangering (Class A Misdemeanor)
- Operating While Intoxicated (Class C Misdemeanor)
- Reckless Driving (Class B Misdemeanor)
(Photo: Indiana State Police)
(Wish-TV: Brenna Donnelly)