Intoxicated Winamac Man Arrested Following Accident

A Winamac man was arrested after a late Friday night accident that injured two people.

A call had been placed into the Starke County Dispatch Center of a man speeding and driving off the side of the road. A short time later, Starke County emergency personnel were called to a two-vehicle accident at County Road 450 South and County Road 210 near Bass Lake. The driver of the vehicle that reportedly caused the accident, Gregory Moore, was extricated from his vehicle and taken to IU Health Starke Hospital. A blood draw was performed which showed that Moore was intoxicated at the time of the crash with a BAC of 0.25, which is more than three times the legal limit.

The pair in the victim’s car were transported to IU Health Starke Hospital due to the nature of their injuries.

Once Moore was released from the hospital, he was taken to the Starke County Jail where he was booked on two preliminary charges of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Serious Bodily Injury, a Class D Felony and a misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving. Formal charges are pending with the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.