ELKHART — An Elkhart woman with five children in her vehicle was arrested Monday, July 20, for operating while intoxicated and reckless driving after she passed an Indiana State Trooper at more than 100 mph on the US 20 Bypass.
At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, an Indiana State Trooper was patrolling the eastbound traffic on US 20 near CR 1 when he saw a white 2009 Buick Enclave catching up to him quickly. The trooper was able to determine that the Buick was traveling at more than 100 mph in a 65 mph zone. As the Buick caught up to the trooper’s unmarked Dodge Charger, it moved to the passing lane and passed the trooper without slowing down.
As the trooper approached the Buick, he noticed five children in the vehicle between the ages of 2 and 17. While speaking to the driver, later identified as Jasmine Creal, 25, Elkhart, he purportedly noticed obvious signs of impairment from alcohol. At the scene, Creal was preliminarily found to be more than twice the legal limit for alcohol.
After being taken for a certified test, Creal was preliminarily arrested for operating while intoxicated with a passenger under 18, operating while intoxicated – endangerment, operating while intoxicated and reckless driving.
Creal was then taken to the Elkhart County Jail. The children were released to an adult that came to the scene.