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

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(Larona L. Green/Porter County Sheriff's office) (Larona L. Green/Porter County Sheriff's office)
LANSING, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

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 south suburban Lansing 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, Wis., 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 away, police added. She began heading eastbound on I-80 and into Indiana.

The boy was sitting in the front passenger seat, police said.

The boy had a cell phone and was able to provide his father major landmarks as Green drove the vehicle. Green was eventually apprehended on I-94 in Portage, Ind., 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 are still pending, police said.

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