Driver arrested after allegedly driving erratically, biting deputy
SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. -- A driver who was allegedly driving through a field with all of the vehicle's doors open was taken into custody after biting a deputy, according to the La Grange County Sheriff's Office.
Saturday evening, deputies received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the 11900 block of US 20 in Shipshewana. Witnesses reported a man driving a white van through a yard with all the doors open, reports said.
A short time later, other witnesses told police the van was traveling east at a high rate of speed on SR 120 near SR 5.
Deputies located the van traveling east on SR 120 near CR 100 W at approximately 94 mph, reports said.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop on SR 120.
The driver, identified as Lawrence Horvath-Cambron, got out of his van, but left it in gear. It continued east on SR 120 before going off the road, reports said.
Deputies attempted to detain Horvath-Cambron but he resisted and bit a deputy before he could be restrained, according to deputies.
Horvath-Cambron was transported to the hospital.
He told police he had recently used methamphetamine, but no illegal drugs were located in the van or on his person, according to deputies.
Horvath-Cambron faces preliminary charges of battery on law enforcement officer, resisting law enforcement and reckless driving.