A Hamlet man faces a felony drunk driving charge after an early morning traffic stop in LaPorte Saturday morning. Police there pulled a Ford Ranger driven by William Conner, 39, at the corner of Jackson and State Streets over at 2:36 a.m. because a headlight wasn’t working and the registration belonged to another vehicle. He was arrested on felony and misdemeanor drunk driving charges as well as driving while suspended and having a false or fictitious registration.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.