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Hammond woman arrested on 11 charges after chase

LAKE COUNTY, Ind. – A Hammond woman was arrested on 11 different charges after leading Indiana State Police on a chase Wednesday morning.

According to ISP, a Buick SUV was parked in the eastbound lane of the Indiana Toll Road at the toll booth just east of the Indiana-Illinois state border around 3:30 a.m.

A trooper pulled his squad car behind the Buick when a female subject got out of the passenger side of the vehicle and threw a beer can at the driver.

The subject told the trooper that the driver had previously been in a physical altercation and was “too drunk to pay the toll.”

Troopers said there were open alcohol containers spread across the inside of vehicle, accompanied by an overwhelming odor of alcohol.

The driver, 32-year-old Jacqueline Castillo of Hammond, told the trooper she didn’t have a license or identification on her and yelled at the trooper before putting the vehicle in drive and taking off.

Castillo was said to be driving erratically and a high rate of speed while exiting onto Calumet Avenue. She pulled into a gas station where she crashed into a pole.

According to officials, Castillo got out of the vehicle and came towards the trooper with fists up in an aggressive manner.

After she was warned multiple times to stop, Castillo was tased.

Castillo was taken to a nearby hospital where she allegedly attacked a nurse and had to be restrained. Troopers report Castillo’s blood alcohol content was over three times the legal limit.

She was medically cleared and later booked into the Lake County Jail on these charges:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle
  • Resisting Law Enforcement
  • Battery
  • Operating While Intoxicated
  • Reckless Driving
  • Failure to Identify
  • Obstructing Traffic
  • Operating a Vehicle without ever being Licensed
  • Open Container
  • Improper Headlights
  • Disregarding Traffic Control Device
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