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Road rage incident lands driver and passenger in jail

An interstate road rage incident landed both a driver and passenger in the Jasper County jail.

Posted: Oct. 13, 2017 6:20 AM
Updated: Oct. 13, 2017 6:20 AM

JASPER COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — An interstate road rage incident landed both a driver and passenger in the Jasper County Jail Tuesday morning.

State Police say they first got the report about two drivers near the Interstate 65 Rensselaer exit.

When they caught up about 15 miles further north, one of the vehicles was following the other too closely.

Troopers initiated a traffic stop of an SUV driven by Joseph Biancan of Maryland. A passenger, Nicole Jacobson of Hawaii, was also inside.

Police noted the odor of alcohol on both, and there were several open containers inside the vehicle.

Sobriety field tests were administered to Biancan and a breath test resulted in a 0.09% blood alcohol content level. He was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

While being questioned by police, Jacobson was uncooperative and began stumbling into traffic. She became combative, kicking and hitting the troopers when they attempted to arrest her.

Due to her high level of intoxication and the possibility that she was pregnant, Jacobson was first taken to a local hospital to make sure she was medically fit for incarceration.

She is accused of public intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery on law enforcement.

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