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VPD: Two airlifted to hospital after intoxicated driver crashes into home

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Two Valparaiso residents were airlifted to a Chicago hospital early this morning after Valparaiso Police said that a highly intoxicated motorist crashed into their home, trapping them in their bedroom.

According to police, at 1:05 a.m. officers responding to a report of an accident just off Vale Park Road, east of Calumet Ave., followed “a trail of damage” to a home in the 1500 block of Aster Ave., where a vehicle had gone through two fences and then into and inside a residence.

Two occupants of the residence, a 45-year-old male and a 45-year-old female, trapped in their bedroom, were extricated by responders and airlifted to an unspecified Chicago hospital for treatment of their injuries. Their conditions were not known at deadline.

The driver of the vehicle, Ivoree Richardson, 27, of Valparaiso, showed signs of intoxication and subsequently registered a blood content of .434 percent on a blood test conducted at Porter Regional Hospital: more than five times the legal limit of .08 percent, police said.

Richardson was treated and released, then transported to Porter County Jail on multiple counts of operating while intoxicated.



Posted 9/13/2017




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