A hit and run crash occurred on I-80/94 near the 18 mile-marker Sunday morning. At around 7:30 a.m., a Mitsubishi was reported to have side swiped a Kia and failed to stop. Master Trooper Lawrence McFarrin located the Mitsubishi and observed the vehicle traveling at 116 m.p.h. The vehicle was also weaving and almost struck a semi. M/Trp. McFarrin was able to make a traffic stop on the Mitsubishi near the 22 mile-marker. As the vehicle pulled over, the driver and a passenger attempted to change positions in the vehicle. The driver went to the back seat and the front seat passenger went to the driver’s seat. The driver, who was now seated in the rear, refused to identify himself and refused to exit the vehicle when asked. Several attempts were made by McFarrin with the suspect refusing each time. Due to the suspects non-compliance, troopers removed him from the vehicle and placed him under arrest. The suspect continued to refuse to identify himself even after being transported to the Porter County Jail. He was eventually identified as 30 year old Jay N. Moore-McGee, from Channahon, IL. He is preliminarily charged with 2 counts of O.W.I., refusal to identify, resisting law enforcement, reckless driving, and operating a vehicle never licensed. All people named in this release are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. All charges mentioned are merely accusations, actual charges will be determined by the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office.
September 22nd, 2020|Local News|