Police: LaGrange County woman got drunk and drove car into lake


LaGrange County police were called to a report of a vehicle in Stone Lake Sunday around 2:30 a.m.

They found a woman at a nearby residence, identified as Samantha Hallman. Officers say they detected a "strong odor" of alcohol coming from Hallman.

Police say she was found to be intoxicated.

She has been charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, police say.

According to police, Hallman said she was traveling on CR 1150 when she failed to navigate a turn. They say she went off the road and into Stone Lake, striking a boat and a dock at 7285 N 1150 W.

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