Driver clocked at 130 mph is arrested for OWI


La Porte County Sheriff’s Office press release


On April 25, 2021, at 4:05 a.m., Captain Andy Hynek was traveling west on U.S. 20 near CR-450E when he noticed a vehicle traveling east, quickly approaching him. A radar check of the vehicle measured the violator’s speed at 105 mph. This portion of the highway has a posted speed limit of 45 mph.

Hynek turned around to catch up to the car and noted that it sped up as it passed the “Dogbone” Interchange and onto Ind. 2. In the 7000 east block of Ind. 2, Hynek paced the vehicle at 125 mph. As it crossed into St. Joseph County, he paced it at more than 130 mph. Shortly after merging onto the eastbound U.S. 20 bypass ramp, Hynek was able to gain the attention of the driver and initiated a traffic stop.

The driver was identified as Denver W. Schweizer, 25, of Plymouth, Ind. During a roadside interview, Hynek developed probable cause to believe that Schweizer was impaired by alcohol. Following the standardized field sobriety tests being administered, Schweizer was taken into custody and transported to La Porte County Jail.

Schweizer was charged with Operating While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor; Operating While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor; and Reckless Driving, Class C Misdemeanor. He was also issued two citations for speeding, one for 105/45 and one for 125/60. After a cash bond was posted later in the day, Schweizer was released from custody.


Captain Derek Allen stated, “In an ongoing effort to increase traffic safety, deputies will continue to seek out and have zero tolerance for those who choose to operate a vehicle while intoxicated.”

Assisting: Deputy John Roby, Jr., St. Joseph County Police Department and Michigan City Police Department.

2 Responses to “Driver clocked at 130 mph is arrested for OWI”

  1. Tommy S

    Apr 27. 2021

    Slow down Junior….Speed…no good

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  2. Rob

    Apr 27. 2021

    Drunk and doing 125. Lucky hes still alive and he didnt kill any other motorist. Good job to the officer that took this moving violation off the road.

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