LaPorte County woman arrested for OWI after backing into county squad car


buy now Press release from LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office

“Late last evening (03/09/19), Deputy Trey Masterson was dispatched to the 2100 west block of Joliet Road, reference a noise complaint. At approximately 10:05 p.m., Deputy Masterson arrived at the residence.  He proceeded to stop his fully marked patrol vehicle in the driveway and prepared to exit. It was at this time he observed a silver Kia in reverse, moving directly toward his vehicle. Deputy Masterson activated his emergency red and blue lights in an attempt to alert the driver. However, the Kia continued and struck the front end of Deputy Masterson’s vehicle.

“As a result of the crash, Deputy Masterson immediately began an investigation.  The driver was identified as Tylyn Francisco, 27, of rural LaPorte. Francisco was transported to LaPorte Hospital for medical clearance and a blood draw. She was later transported to the LaPorte County Jail by Deputy Masterson and arrested for three (3) counts of Operating While Intoxicated.   

“Francisco has since posted bond and been released from the jail.  

“Deputy Masterson was not injured during the incident, however his vehicle sustained front-end damage.”

One Response to “LaPorte County woman arrested for OWI after backing into county squad car”

  1. Jeff Barnard

    Mar 11. 2019

    Good job. Glad you’re well, officer, and glad that a drunken driver didn’t have a chance to hurt someone.

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