Need for speed lands 2 drivers in court

 

Information from La Porte County Sheriff’s Office

Two La Porte men face several charges after they had an apparent drag race on Ind. 2 Thursday, Oct. 7.

At about 2:45 p.m., La Porte County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Doperalski saw two cars, side by side, speeding in excess of 100 mph. One was in the driving lane and one in the passing lane on the highway near CR-400E.

Doperalski stopped the cars and the drivers were identified as Steven J. Allen, 56, and Rafael Jimenez, Jr., 24.

Allen was issued a summons to appear in Superior Court III for the following offenses:

 

  • Speed Contest, B-Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving, C-Misdemeanor

 

Jimenez was issued a summons to appear in Superior Court III for the following offenses:

 

  • Driving While Suspended (Prior), A-Misdemeanor
  • Speed Contest, B-Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving, C-Misdemeanor

 

Both were also issued citations for speeding.

Just days ago, another motorist was stopped for speeding on Ind. 2 in excess of 100 mph. Dmond Cross, 37, of Rolling Prairie, was stopped near CR-150E on Oct. 4. He faces similar charges.

Captain Derek Allen said, “Speeding, to this degree, is an extremely dangerous driving behavior. Speeding drivers put themselves, their passengers and the motoring public – including deputies – at tremendous risk. Deputies will continue to seek out and take appropriate enforcement action against speeding drivers to improve traffic safety on all La Porte County roadways.”

3 Responses to “Need for speed lands 2 drivers in court”

  1. Ray

    Oct 09. 2021

    It’s an everyday thing on Rt 2 East of town. Need more patrols and the Police salaries would be paid for in 2 days.

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  2. Dan

    Oct 10. 2021

    Are the police aware of the people drag racing on 18th St heading out to 35? It’s going on almost every evening now. With that bike trail or sidewalk being paved, I’m worried a child is going to get hit by a car!

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  3. Citizen

    Oct 10. 2021

    It is an everyday thing all over LP County. Johnson Rd and 300 N are awful. Especially with sports motorcycles. I watched some idiot doing a wheelie down 300. Quite honestly I have no idea how he didn’t get hit as he went over a hill and a curve.

    The police are doing what they can but they can’t be everywhere at once and staffing is an issue as well. For all the officers who read this thank you for all you do and sorry you have to deal with so much stupid.

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