A late-night traffic accident has left a Niles man alleging that Mishawaka police are lax in their enforcement of drunken-driving laws.The Mishawaka Police Department is responding by asking that doubters check its operating while intoxicated arrest record.

The incident in question started at 12:30 a.m. Feb. 25, when a driver crashed into the parked car of Jason Ward in front of Lan Lizards, 121 Lincoln Way West.

Ward, who works at Lan Lizards, said the man who crashed into his vehicle admitted to having been out drinking alcohol and was worried about being arrested.

Police were also aware that the man had been drinking — even citing the information in the accident report.

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