LAKE COUNTY— A Highland man was arrested by Indiana State Police after he was found with 12 counterfeit $100 bills in his possession on Sunday.
According to the ISP, trooper William Carlson was on patrol on I-80/94 near the 2.5-mile marker in Hammond when h spotted a vehicle, driven by Daniel Jamie, 51, of Highland, traveling at a high rate of speed heading eastbound on the interstate. Carlson clocked the vehicle at 90 miles per hour on a posted 55-miles per hour roadway.
Carlson also observed the vehicle driving erratically, weaving in and out of traffic and driving on the right shoulder. A traffic stop was conducted as the vehicle exited onto Kennedy Avenue, but the vehicle continued to travel southbound on Kennedy at 20 mph for approximately a mile as Carlson followed with his emergency lights and siren activated. The vehicle finally stopped after pulling into a local business.
As Carlson spoke to the driver he noticed several indicators of possible impairment. The trooper then asked Jamie to step out of the vehicle and the driver refused. After several attempts to convince the driver to voluntarily exit the vehicle, the driver continued to refuse to comply. Carlson then removed the driver from the vehicle and placed him under arrest.
Jamie refused a certified chemical test for intoxication and was then transported to the Lake County Jail for processing. While at the jail being booked, Jamie had 12 $100 bills in his possession. Those bills were later determined to be counterfeit and placed into evidence.
Jamie was charged with the following:
• Forgery- Level 6 Felony
• Resisting Law Enforcement- Class A Misdemeanor
• O.W.I. (Endangerment)- Class A Misdemeanor
• Reckless Driving- Class C Misdemeanor
• Failure to Yield to Law Enforcement, Failure to Signal Lane Change, Improper Display of License Plate and Unsafe Lane Movement- Infractions