Saturday morning at approximately 3:00 a.m., Trooper Alaa Hamed observed a white 2011 Audi traveling at an extremely high rate of speed on I-80/94 east bound at the 1 mile-marker.  Trooper Hamed was patrolling in an unmarked black Dodge Charger.  The vehicle passed Trooper Hamed as he used his radar to clock the Audi traveling at 142 m.p.h.  The speed limit on this interstate is posted 55 m.p.h.  After activating his emergency lights, the vehicle pulled over at the 5 mile marker.  While speaking with the driver, Trooper Hamed asked him the reason for the high speed.  The driver, identified as Lance A. Muckey, 35 years of age from Portage, IN, stated that he was a “thrill-seeker”.  Further investigation revealed the presence of alcoholic beverages on the driver’s breath.  A certified chemical test for intoxication showed the driver’s blood alcohol content at .16%.  This is twice the legal limit in Indiana (.08%).  Muckey was incarcerated at the Lake County Jail. Assisting at the scene:  Sgt. D. Dillahunty and Precision Towing.

Charges include:

 Operating While Intoxicated Prior Conviction (Level 6 Felony)

Operating While Intoxicated Endangering (Class A Misdemeanor)

Operating While Intoxicated (Class C Misdemeanor)

Reckless Driving (Class B Misdemeanor)