Driver Arrested for OWI, Passenger Arrested for Resisting, Disorderly, and Intimidation

Driver Arrested for OWI, Passenger Arrested for Resisting, Disorderly, and Intimidation


A Illinois man and his passenger were both arrested after troopers arrived to conduct a crash investigation.

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Corey Adam revealed at approximately 6:00 p.m., Saturday, July 1st, he responded to a crash on I-65 south bound at the 260 mile marker (near 15th Ave).  Trooper Corey saw a 2004 Dodge Stratus blocking the left lane, it was missing a left front tire and the left rear tire was bent out sideways.

During the course of the investigation the driver, Tracey Watson, 28 of Illinois, was found to be impaired.  He was taken to South Lake Methodist hospital for a blood draw and was incarcerated at Lake County Jail in Crown Point for Operating While Intoxicated.

His passenger, Donsha or Donshay Ambrose, 22 of Chicago, Illinois, was found to be wanted on a warrant through Cook County, Illinois for a Probation Violation.  She was uncooperative   Ambrose refused to obey verbal instructions, pulled away when being handcuffed, tucked her arms so you couldn’t get to them.  Ambrose after being handcuffed and secured in Adam’s police car kept taking her seat belt off, kept trying to get her handcuffed hands in front of her, and at one point tried to get into the driver’s seat.  She also attempted to hide a lighter down the front of her pants.

Ambrose also on the way to Lake County Jail made disparaging statements to Adam and had to be assisted out of Adam’s police car by jail personnel when she began to hit her head against the police car’s window.

Ambrose was arrested for Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and Intimidation.

Assisting: Troopers Nicole Maenza and Kim Zelnis

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All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law