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Police: Drunken woman stole car with boy inside

Updated: July 30, 2014 6:55AM



An intoxicated Chicago woman allegedly stole a Wisconsin man’s vehicle with his 13-year-old son inside after she rear-ended him on Interstate 80 in south suburban Lansing Saturday morning.

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, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet van eastbound when she rear-ended a 2005 Suburban with a Milwaukee, Wis., 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 allegedly exited her van and climbed into the man’s Suburban — which was carrying his teen son — and sped from the scene. She began heading eastbound on I-80 and into Indiana, with the boy sitting in the front passenger seat, police said.

The boy had a cellphone and was able to provide his father major landmarks as Green drove. Green was apprehended on I-94 in Portage, Ind., police said.

The boy was not injured.

Green had a blood alcohol level of .119, 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 still pending, police said.



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