Driver Arrested Following Injury Wreck

IMG_4437A North Judson man faces drunk driving charges following a Saturday night car crash. It happened around 7:40 p.m. on Talmer Ave. at Ono Drive, according to the North Judson Police Department.

Investigators say a pickup truck driven by 52-year-old Ramon A. Santiago drifted across the center line and struck another motorist. Both drivers were taken to IU Health Starke Hospital. The name of the other motorist was not provided, and it was not specified whether either driver was wearing seatbelts.

IMG_4456Santiago faces a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury. Damage to both vehicles is estimated at more than $15,000. The Starke County Sheriff’s Office, Starke County EMS and North Judson-Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted.