StarkeCounty_MugShot_David_ArmstrongOn Sunday, December 20th the Starke County Dispatch Center was notified that the Walkerton Police Department was looking for a vehicle that struck a utility pole and left the scene.  Information indicated that the driver may be impaired.

A short time later Starke County Dispatch was advised that the suspect’s vehicle was eastbound in the westbound lane of US 30.  A Starke County Sheriff’s officer located the suspect vehicle and a short pursuit ensued with the suspect vehicle finally stopping.

David Armstrong, 48 years old of LaPorte was transported to IU Starke Hospital for a blood draw and the preliminarily tested results were .27%.  He was then transported to the Starke County Justice Center without incident.

Mr. Armstrong is preliminarily charged with OVWI with a prior charge, Reckless Driving, Obstruction of Traffic with use of a Vehicle and Resisting Law Enforcement.


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