A Portage resident
was arrested Wednesday on charges of operating while intoxicated and leaving
the scene of an accident after the Indiana State Police said that he struck
a trooper’s squad car and didn’t stop.
police, at 12:50 p.m. Master Trooper Aaron Segrest had stopped a semi on the
outer shoulder of westbound I-80/94, at 7.7 mile marker near the Chase
Street overpass, in Lake County, when a black 2001 Dodge Durango left the
roadway and struck the driver’s side of his squad car, an unmarked 2004 Ford
Crown Victoria with its interior emergency lights activated.
Police said that
the Durango’s driver fled but a witness to the crash provided investigators
“valuable information” about the suspect vehicle. Both the Durango and its
driver, identified as Matthew R. Reynolds, 27, were subsequently located at
Reynolds’ residence, police said.
transported to Lake County Jail.
Segrest was treated
for non-life threatening injuries at Franciscan St. Anthony’s Health in