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PCSP seeks public's help in IDing driver of car in altercation

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The Porter County Sheriff’s Police is seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a car which ran into a South Haven man on Saturday, seriously injuring him.

According to police, at 11:45 p.m. a 45-year-old man residing in the 700 block of Capitol Road exited his home to confront some subjects who were driving past his residence. As the vehicle approached his house a second time, the man walked into the street and the vehicle stopped, prompting the man to speak to the driver, police said.

The driver backed up his vehicle, the man again approached it, and this time the vehicle drove towards the man, who ended up on the hood, police said.

The vehicle continued to be driven with the man on the hood but after a short time he fell and sustained a head injury.

The man was transported to Porter Regional Hospital, then airlifted to a hospital in South Bend, where he was reported to be in critical condition, police said.

Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a sliver or gray passenger car, possibly with pre-existing damage to the driver’s side rear bumper. The vehicle may also have damage to the hood or windshield.

The PCSP is asking anyone with information about the altercation to call the Detective Bureau at (219) 477-3140 or to contact WeTip at or (800) 78-CRIME.

Posted 4/8/2013