Accused drunk driver accused of driving 104 mph in LaPorte County

(Photo supplied/LaPorte County Jail)

An accused drunk driver allegedly drove 104 miles per hour as he sped along U.S. 20 in LaPorte County Friday afternoon.

62-year-old Grady Bobbitt of South Bend was reportedly spotted driving recklessly along U.S. 20 near U.S. 35 just outside of Michigan City.

An officer reportedly spotted the vehicle at a gas station and the driver quickly took off, going 104 miles per hour as the car was being chased. Bobbitt eventually pulled over and was later found to have a blood alcohol level of .27.

He’s facing two drunk driving charges and a reckless driving charges.

“It is unfortunate to see this type of reckless behavior, particularly on this stretch of US 20 which has been plagued by so many fatalities in the past year” stated La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd. “our deputies continue to aggressively enforce traffic laws and this is a good example of the public reporting a dangerous driving which ultimately led to getting a dangerous driver off of the roadway.”

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