BURNS HARBOR, Ind. (AP) - Police in northwestern Indiana say a man drove over a woman who was trying to stop him in a bar's parking lot and dragged her for more than a mile to her death.
Burns Harbor police said 45-year-old Sheri Jania was an off-duty bartender at the Shift Change Tap when 49-year-old James Lohman of Portage came inside with a teenager and another adult Saturday.
The three left the bar, but Police Chief Jerry Price tells The Times of Munster that Jania heard they were involved in a fight at a nearby home and tried to stop them for police by standing behind Lohman's car.
Price said Lohman drove over Jania, who was trapped under the car and dragged more than a mile. Lohman kept driving after Jania became dislodged, Price said.
Lohman is jailed on preliminary charges of reckless homicide and drunken driving.
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