Police: Portage man arrested after driving 142 miles per hour

(Photo supplied/Indiana State Police)

A Portage, Indiana man was arrested after Indiana State Police say they caught him driving 142 miles per hour.

It happened around 3 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, when a state police trooper observed a white 2011 Audi traveling at an extremely high rate of speed on I-80/94 east bound at the 1 mile-marker.

The vehicle passed the trooper as he used his radar to clock the Audi traveling at 142 m.p.h. The speed limit on this interstate is posted 55 m.p.h.

After activating his emergency lights, the vehicle pulled over at the 5 mile marker.

While speaking with the driver, the trooper asked him the reason for the high speed.

The driver, identified as Lance Muckey, 35, stated that he was a “thrill-seeker”.

A certified chemical test for intoxication showed the driver’s blood alcohol content at .16%, which is twice the legal limit.

Muckey was incarcerated at the Lake County Jail.

Charges include:

  • Operating While Intoxicated Prior Conviction (Level 6 Felony)
  • Operating While Intoxicated Endangering (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • Operating While Intoxicated (Class C Misdemeanor)
  • Reckless Driving (Class B Misdemeanor)


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