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Police: Drunken woman steals car with 13-year-old boy inside

Updated: July 30, 2014 7:03AM



An intoxicated Chicago woman stole a Wisconsin man’s vehicle with his 13-year-old son inside after she rear-ended him on Interstate 80 in Lansing on 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, of Chicago, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet van eastbound when she rear-ended a 2005 Suburban with a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 exited her van and climbed into the man’s Suburban — which was carrying his 13-year-old son — and sped off from the scene, police said. She began heading east on I-80 and into Indiana.

The boy was 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 the vehicle. Green eventually was apprehended on Interstate 94 in Portage, Indiana, police said.

The 13-year-old 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 were pending, police said.



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