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FYI: A Police V8 Hemi can Catch a 2002 Acura

Gary, Lake County – Early this morning, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Trooper William Carlson was sitting stationary on the inner shoulder eastbound on I-80/94 eastbound near Burr Street (6-mile marker).  Carlson was in a fully marked police car when he was able to use his speed timing device and clock the car at 116 miles-per-hour in a well posted 55 mile-per-hour speed zone.

The car, a 2002 Acura, began to increase his speed as Carlson pulled out to catch up with the vehicle.  The Acura sped up to 140 miles-per-hour, it began weaving in and out of traffic even though the traffic was light, and passed cars on the outside shoulder on two separate occasions.

The Acura finally came to stop at the 13.5-mile marker (Central Avenue) and the driver, Dino Lorenzo Gagliano, 20 of Dyer, was taken into custody.  Gagliano stated he was worried about his license but believed that State Police cars had V6 engines and was surprised when Trooper Carlson was able to catch up so quickly.

Gagliano was taken and incarcerated at the Lake County Jail in Crown Point.

Charges:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement-Level 6 Felony
  • Reckless Driving-Class B Misdemeanor
  • Driving with a Suspended License-infraction
  • Speeding
  • Unsafe Lane Movement
  • Failure to Signal Lane Changes

Assisting:  Sergeants Dan Avitia, Dwayne Dillahunty, Troopers Runyon, Rosillo and Beers, and Double T Towing

The picture is of the Acura, a photo of Gagliano may be obtained by contacting the Lake County Jail

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

[SOURCE: Indiana State Police]

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Robert E. Myles, 56 of Atlanta, Georgia, Rolls Semi on I-65


Indiana State Police sent this bulletin at 06/08/2017 11:11 AM EDT

Lake County – A sleepy truck driver rolled his loaded flatbed semi when he came off a ramp too fast causing him and his passenger to go the hospital.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Nate Wolfe revealed at approximately 7:42 a.m., this Thursday, June 08, 2017, morning a 2012 Kenworth pulling a flatbed trailer, owned by Keldex Express out of Atlanta, Georgia, and driven by Robert E. Myles, 56 of Atlanta, Georgia, was northbound on I-65 when Myles felt tired and decided to exit to the 240 mile marker ramp (Lowell exit). Myles took the ramp too fast and caused his semi loaded with 10 coils of wire to shift and rolled his truck.

Myles, his passenger (co-driver/wife) Tyra L Myles, 41, who was asleep in the sleeper were pinned inside. Myles was able to get himself and their puppy out of the tractor after they broke out the windshield. Tyra was able to climb out the sunroof in the sleeper.

Myles and Tyra both went to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with non-life threatening injuries. Their puppy was not injured.

Myles was cited for Speed too Fast. The right lane is closed for up-righting of the semi/trailer and clean-up of the oil/diesel fuel that was leaked from the rollover. Hazardous Material people are on the scene.

Assisting: ISP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Lake County Sheriff, Lowell Fire and EMS, and Cheever’s Towing

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Semi with 40,000 pounds of honey Rolled Over Wednesday


Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7:54 PM

Lowell, Lake County – A semi hauling 40,000 pounds of honey lost control and rolled over on the ramp from westbound State Road 2 to I-65 southbound.

Preliminary investigation revealed at approximately 3:30 p.m., today, May 17, 2017, Trooper Kim Zelnis responded to a single vehicle crash, involving a 2013 Freightliner, owned by Lucky 5 Incorporated out of Lemont, Illinois, pulling a box trailer.  The semi was westbound on State Road 2 and made a left hand turn to go onto the southbound I-65 ramp.  The driver, Collies Lee Sharpes Junior, 57 from Lambert, Mississippi, took the turn too fast and lost control causing the tractor and trailer to roll over onto its passenger side on the outer shoulder of the ramp.

Sharpes was able to get out on his own and was not injured.  The crash damaged part of the trailer’s top and caused a small fuel leak from the tractor’s fuel tank.  The honey is loaded in seventeen plastic totes and they were offloaded before the semi was uprighted.  Traffic was getting by on the ramp.

The Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division Inspector will be doing an inspection on the semi.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Lowell District 13

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Albert Jones II, 39 of Valparaiso, Killed in Single Vehicle Crash

Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:22 AM

Lake Station, Lake County – A Valparaiso man died yesterday evening after crashing his car on I-80/94 eastbound near Central.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Kyle Glaze revealed at approximately 7:25 p.m., yesterday, April 27th, 2017, a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer, driven by Albert Jones II, 39 of Valparaiso, was eastbound on I-80/94 when for unknown reasons he hit the concrete median barrier wall. The Blazer went back across all eastbound lanes, went off the roadway, and down into a water-filled ditch on the south side.

Good Samaritans advised that Jones was unresponsive. Shortly thereafter, Glaze and two Lake County Sheriff deputies arrived. The Blazer was in about twenty-four inches of water and mud. Glaze pulled Jones from the Blazer and with assistance from Lake County and Lake Station Police got Jones to the roadway. A Lake Station officer began CPR.

Glaze retrieved his Automated External Defibrillator, AED, out of his police car and subsequently administered it. Medical personnel arrived and took over CPR.

Jones was taken to North Lake Methodist in Gary and later died. His family has been notified.

Assisting: Trooper Braden Wentworth, Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Station Police and Fire, Prompt Ambulance and Precision Towing

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Lowell District 13

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Cory R. Espinoza, 23, of Crown Point, and Grace A. Ray, 24, of Lowell, Injured in Gary Motorcycle Crash

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 3:28 PM

Gary, Lake County – A motorcyclist who was reported driving erratically crashed his motorcycle ejecting him and his passenger.

Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Dwayne Halliburton revealed at approximately 130 p.m., this Wednesday, April 12, 2017, afternoon a 2000 Suzuki motorcycle, driven by Cory R. Espinoza, 23 of Crown Point, was in and out of traffic eastbound on I-80/94 when he changed lanes from the left lane, crossed all lanes, and hit two construction barrels that were in the gore area ( this area separates eastbound I-80/94 from the acceleration lane from Grant Street) at Grant Street.

This caused Espinoza, who was not wearing a helmet, and his passenger, Grace A. Ray, 24 of Lowell, who was wearing a helmet to be ejected from the motorcycle.  Both Espinoza and Ray came to rest in the acceleration lane.  The motorcycle came to rest on its side on the outer shoulder.

Ray and Espinoza were taken to Methodist North Lake Hospital in Gary with non-life threatening injuries.

Espinoza was cited for Unsafe Lane Movement, Driving While Suspended, and not having a valid Motorcycle Endorsement (learner’s permit only).

Assisting: Gary Fire and EMS, Indiana Department of Transportation Hoosier Helpers, Waffco Towing, Troopers from the ISP Lowell Post

Picture is of the Suzuki motorcycle

All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Lowell District 13

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