Police: Impaired Huntingburg man clocked at 112 mph


HAUBSTADT— Indiana State Police who stopped a Huntingburg man's vehicle Saturday afternoon in Gibson County allege he was impaired, with a suspended license and going 112 mph.

It happened on I-69 near the 24-mile marker, according to state police. A trooper observed a 2012 Nissan operated by Elmo's Ayala Lopez, 24, of Huntingburg, traveling south at 112 mph.

During the ensuing traffic stop, the trooper determined Ayala Lopez was impaired and was driving on a suspended license. Police say Ayala Lopez's blood alcohol content tested .10 percent.

A search of the Nissan also allegedly revealed the presence of a small amount of marijuana.

Authorities booked Ayala Lopez into the Gibson County Jail on a preliminary Level 6 felony count of driving while intoxicated and preliminary misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession, driving while suspended and reckless driving.

Police said the preliminary impaired driving charge was elevated to a felony because of a prior conviction for the offense within the last five years.

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