Po­lice: Drunken woman steals car car­ry­ing 13-year-old boy

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LANS­ING, Ill. — An in­tox­i­cated Chicago woman stole a Michi­gan man’s ve­hi­cle with his 13-year-old son in­side af­ter she rear ended him on In­ter­state 80 in Lans­ing early Satur­day.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened about 5:35 a.m. just out­side In­di­ana state lines on I-80, In­di­ana State Po­lice said. The woman, Larona L. Green, 32, of Chicago, was driv­ing a 2006 Chevro­let van east when she rear-ended a 2005 Sub­ur­ban with a man and his son in­side, po­lice said.

Af­ter be­ing hit, both ve­hi­cles came to a stop and the driver of the Sub­ur­ban went to check on Green, po­lice said. Soon af­ter, Green ex­ited her van and climbed into the man’s Sub­ur­ban, with the man’s 13-year-old son in the front seat, and left the scene and en­tered In­di­ana, po­lice said.

The boy had a cell­phone and pro­vided his fa­ther with in­for­ma­tion about land­marks as Green drove. Green was ap­pre­hended on I-94 in Portage, po­lice said. The boy was not in­jured. Green had a blood-al­co­hol level of 0.119 per­cent, po­lice said. She was taken to Porter County Jail and charged with op­er­at­ing a mo­tor ve­hi­cle while in­tox­i­cated, pos­ses­sion of a stolen auto and crim­i­nal con­fine­ment. Other charges are pend­ing, po­lice said.

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