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Two men charged with being drunk on a South Shore train

Two northwest Indiana men were so drunk and disruptive on a South Shore train Tuesday night they had to be arrested but not before other passengers moved to different cars to get away from them.

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District police responded to the East Chicago, Ind., station at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday after a conductor reported two intoxicated men using profane language and frightening passengers, a statement from NICTD said.

The two men were so disruptive on the train that passengers were moving to other train cars to escape their behavior, police said.

Gregory Clark II of Munster, and Paul Thompson of Valparaiso, both 22, were removed from the train and taken into custody, all the while arguing with and using profanity toward officers, the statement said.

An ambulance was called for a female companion of the men after she fell to the ground and began to convulse uncontrollably, according to police. But medics obtained a non-transport release after she recovered and refused medical treatment.

The woman then found other transportation after Clark and Thompson were arrested.

Clark and Thompson were taken to the Lake County Jail and charged with intoxication upon a common carrier.


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