DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A driver was reportedly drunk and swerving over the lanes of I-69, resulting in a standoff that was the source of heavy traffic Saturday afternoon.
Around 1:15 p.m., police responded to I-69 southbound near the 322 mile marker on reports of an intoxicated driver. The 911 caller said a light-colored Buick Enclave was “failing to maintain the lane of travel” and the SUV then pulled over on the outside shoulder, just north of the Allen/DeKalb County line.
Police said they tried to speak with the driver, but he refused to roll down his window and refused to get out of his vehicle. After what police said was a brief standoff, officers safely broke the driver’s windows to remove him from the SUV. No one was injured.
It was not confirmed by police if they found the driver to be intoxicated.
By 3 p.m., the flow of traffic was back to normal and the scene was cleared. You can always track the flow of traffic here.