Munster Councilman Gets Continuance No. 8 in OWI with Injury Case

May 15, 2017-Munster town councilman John Reed received another continuance in his pending operating while intoxicated case. Reed was allegedly intoxicated on July 19, 2016 when he rear ended another vehicle causing unknown injuries to two occcupants. According to a police report filed in the matter, Reed slurred his speech, failed field sobriety tests, and registered .13 on a breath alcohol test.

The case is pending in Hammond City Court, which is where RDA Board Member Randy Palmateer received a plea agreement dismissing his operating while intoxicated charge in favor of a reckless driving plea. The plea agreement was the second time Palmateer had been charged in less than five years and would have been a felony if both cases had resulted in convictions.  Palmateer was reappointed to the RDA after it was learned that he received favorable treatment in the two cases.

You can view the online docket below:

CM H04 – HA City Ct. (45H04-1607-CM-00964)
State of Indiana JOHN REED vs.

2017-03-28 Hearing set for Event: H04 Continued Date: 05/15/2017 Time: 2:00 pm Judge: Harkin, Jeffrey A Location: Hammond City Court – Room 232 – Tel. 219-853-6388
2017-02-07 Hearing set for Event: H04 Continued Date: 03/27/2017 Time: 2:00 pm Judge: Harkin, Jeffrey A Location: Hammond City Court – Room 232 – Tel. 219-853-6388
2016-12-20 Hearing set for Event: H04 Omnibus Date: 02/13/2017 Time: 2:00 pm Judge: Harkin, Jeffrey A Location: Hammond City Court – Room 232 – Tel. 219-853-6388
2016-11-03 Hearing set for Event: H04 Continued Date: 12/19/2016 Time: 2:00 pm Judge: Harkin, Jeffrey A Location: Hammond City Court – Room 232 – Tel. 219-853-6388
2016-10-04 Hearing set for Event: H04 Continued Date: 10/31/2016 Time: 2:00 pm Judge: Harkin, Jeffrey A Location: Hammond City Court – Room 232 – Tel. 219-853-6388
2016-08-23 Hearing set for Event: H04 Continued Date: 09/30/2016 Time: 9:00 am Judge: Harkin, Jeffrey A Location: Hammond City Court – Room 232 – Tel. 219-853-6388
2016-08-16 Hearing set for Event: H04 Continued Date: 09/16/2016 Time: 9:00 am Judge: Harkin, Jeffrey A Location: Hammond City Court – Room 232 – Tel. 219-853-6388 Result: Vacated
2016-08-04 Attorney Padula, William A representing Criminal / Traff Defendant REED, JOHN as of 08/04/2016
2016-07-21 Hearing set for Event: H04 CM Arraignment Date: 08/15/2016 Time: 2:00 pm Judge: Harkin, Jeffrey A Location: Hammond City Court – Room 232 – Tel. 219-853-6388
2016-07-21 Bond Posted – HA CREDIT CARD BOND POSTED $1,000 REC#60609 JT Charge #1: Arrested / Bond Posted Receipt: 142053 Date: 07/21/2016Amount paid: $1,000.00

Comments

  1. Val Reply

    I don’t really know how these things work so I’m just curious…….how is it that there were hearings scheduled and continuances granted under Judge Harkin when he’s been dead since April 2016?

    • kendavidson Reply

      I assume that sometimes they just do not update the computer.

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