3 Drunk Driving Incidents Over the Weekend in Van Buren Co.

Posted at 6:11 AM, Aug 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-12 06:13:13-04

grandstaff2VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — Three people have been arrested in three separate drunk driving incidents.

Early Sunday morning, a 20-year-old man faces charges of OWI Causing Serious Injury and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.  The suspect had a pickup truck full of people in the front seat when he lost control on 47 1/2 Street in Decatur Township.  He crashed into a ditch and hit a fence at Doyle’s RV Service.  He and a front seat passenger were not injured, but two women suffered facial injuries.  One was sitting on the other’s lap at the time.  They are expected to be okay.  The driver was taken to jail.

On Sunday night, a 25-year-old man from Grand Rapids was arrested on ‘super drunk’ charges.  Police say the man lost control of his car on the Red Arrow Highway in Antwerp Township, and ended up in a corn field.  His blood alcohol content was four times the legal limit.  This will be the individual’s second charge of driving while intoxicated.

And In another incident late Saturday night, a 53-year-old man from Hartford was arrested after he ran another vehicle off the road.  It happened in Keeler Township.  Police tried to pull the driver over when they saw him driving erratically, but he ran a stop sign, turned into the oncoming lane, and forced another car off the road.  Finally, the suspect ended up in a ditch.  He faces a ‘super drunk’ charge for testing more than three times the legal limit.