Drunken Driver Hit Worker, Fled Scene, Found Sleeping at Grandmother's House


Porter County prosecutors on Friday filed five felony charges against the East Chicago man arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that badly injured a construction worker on Interstate 94.

According to Indiana State Police Cpl. Dwayne Dillahunty, construction worker Roger Sadler, 49, of Michigan City, was struck at 3:03 a.m. Friday by a red 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, which fled the scene with extensive damage dragging a construction barrel underneath it. Sadler was carried 35 feet when he was thrown from the car.

Ricardo Bustos, the driver, was found sleeping on a couch at his grandmother's home and taken to the hospital by police where it was found that he had a .124 BAC., which is over the legal limit.

This accident is another reason why it is so important to promote work zone safety awareness in order to prevent serious injuries like those suffered by Mr. Sadler. Be careful out there.

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