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Police: Reckless drunk driver takes SUV out on lake

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A drunk man was arrested after a deputy witnessed his SUV doing donuts and fishtailing on an ice covered lake Saturday, according to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department.

According to 24-Hour News 8 partner station, WANE, the sheriff’s department received a complaint around 8:30 p.m. saying a man was recklessly driving an SUV on Pretty Lake, located at 4645 S 890 E. A deputy arrived and saw the SUV on the lake. The SUV was eventually driven to the lake’s public access site where the deputy was able to talk to the driver, Doug Dyer, 53, of Wolcottville.

Police said he appeared to be heavily intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. A certified breath test showed Dyer had a blood alcohol content of 0.252, more than three times the legal limit.

Dyer was arrested and booked into the LaGrange County Jail. He faces a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a prior conviction.