Driver charged with OVWI after being clocked at over 100 mph on US 31

A Lake County man was arrested on OVWI - related charges after being clocked at over 100 mph.

Just before 3 a.m., Monday an Indiana State Police trooper was patrolling US 31 south of Rochester. The trooper stopped the driver of a 2019 Ford for driving 102 mph. The driver was identified as Michael John Rogers, 29, of Dyer.


Rogers displayed signs of impairment and failed field sobriety tests. Further investigation revealed the driver had a preliminary BrAC of .177%.


Rogers was arrested and taken to the Fulton County Jail on several charges:


-Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated- Prior, Level 6 Felony

-Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated- Endangerment, A Misdemeanor

-Reckless Driving, A Misdemeanor

-Driving While Suspended- Prior Conviction, A Misdemeanor


The Fulton County Sheriff's Office assisted.