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Driver arrested for hit and run near Hudsonville

Power Pole Repair
Posted at 8:47 AM, Apr 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-24 10:52:15-04

GEORGETOWN TWP. MICH. — Power crews are repairing damage done by a driver who hit power poles and took off.

The crash happened near Rosewood Street & 28th Avenue just north of Hudsonville around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Deputies say a 51-year-old man hit a power pole on Rosewood and then drove west towards 28th Avenue. He then hit another power pole on 28th Avenue before driving off again, heading south on 28th Avenue.

The crashes caused the power poles to fall and there were lines down which blocked parts of Rosewood and 28th Avenue. Officials closed the area for cleanup but the area has since been reopened.

Power Pole Repair
Consumers Energy crews arrive to repair power pole on 28th Ave. south of Rosewood Street in Georgetown Township.

The crash knocked out power to a few homes in the area. As of 10:15 a.m., Consumers Energy crews are there to make repairs. Power is expected to be restored by 1 p.m., according to the company website.

Deputies say they located the car on Balsam Drive & Oak Street in Hudsonville. The man was not injured and was taken to the Ottawa County Jail for the hit and run plus operating under the influence of drugs.