“Thrill-seeker” arrested after driving 142 mph in Hammond


HAMMOND, Ind. (WANE) — A man has been arrested after driving by a patrolling officer at a speed of 142 m.p.h. early Saturday morning.

Lance A. Muckey, 35, of Portage, told the trooper he was a “thrill-seeker” after being asked about the reason for his high speed. He was stopped on I-80/94 east bound at the 1-mile marker around 3 a.m.

The trooper was in an unmarked vehicle and clocked Muckey as traveling at 142 m.p.h on a 55 m.p.h. area.

Indiana State Police say further investigation revealed the presence of alcoholic beverages on Muckey’s breath.

A certified chemical test for intoxication showed his blood alcohol content at .16%.  That is twice the legal limit in Indiana (.08%). 

Muckey was arrested and taken to the Lake County Jail.

He faces the following charges:

  • 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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