Wrong way driver arrested after crash on I-94 in LaPorte County

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Laporte County, Ind. — A wrong-way driver was arrested after a crash on I-94 in LaPorte County.

Indiana State Police received a call just before 2 a.m. about a white van driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-94.

Shortly after the initial call, ISP received a report of a crash between a semi and a wrong-way minivan near the 41.8 mile-marker.

Police arrived and found the van facing the wrong way with “severe sideswipe damage” to the passenger side.

The driver of the van was identified as Karl Cooks from Harvey, Illinois. Cooks was taken to the hospital, where his blood was drawn after he showed signs of “extreme intoxication,” according to ISP. The results of the blood test are pending.

The driver of the semi, Amandeep Sandhu, from Manitoba, Canada, was not hurt and was able to drive his semi away from the site of the crash.

Cooks was taken to the LaPorte County Jail on preliminary charges of operating while intoxicated, driving without a valid license, and going the wrong way on a one-way.

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