Hammond woman whose alcohol level was 3X the legal limit tased … – nwitimes.com

HAMMOND — A 32-year-old woman was arrested early Wednesday after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase, crashing into a pole and aggressively approaching a state trooper “with enclosed fists,” Indiana State Police said Wednesday. 

Jacqueline A. Castillo, of Hammond, faces one felony charge of resisting law enforcement and several misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, battery, operating while intoxicated, reckless driving and more, according to a news release. 

Castillo’s blood alcohol content was allegedly 0.27 percent, or more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent, state police said. 

A preliminary investigation shows Indiana State Police Trooper Alaa Hamed observed Castillo’s 2003 Buick SUV parked in an eastbound toll booth travel lane at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday one mile east of the Indiana/Illinois state line. 

Hamed pulled behind the vehicle in his marked squad car when a woman got out of the front passenger door and “threw a beer can … yelling expletives” at the the driver, police said. 

Hamed got out of his police car and had the passenger come talk to him about what she was doing, police said.

“The passenger stated she and the driver had been in a physical altercation, that the driver was allegedly too drunk to pay the toll fee, so she got out to pay the toll and threw the can of beer out of frustration,” according to the news release. 

A second state trooper arrived during this time.

As Hamed approached the driver’s window, he observed a woman, later identified as Castillo, in the driver’s seat, with open alcoholic containers “strewn across the entire inside of the Buick” and an “overwhelming odor of alcoholic beverage,” police said.

Castillo stated

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