GOBLES, Mich. (WOOD) - A man was arrested after allegedly crashing into a church and fleeing the scene.
Jason Ketchum was arraigned Friday afternoon on charges of operating while intoxicated and failing to report a property damage crash. He was released on his own recognizance.
According to the Van Buren County Sheriff's Department, the crash happened around 5 a.m. at the intersection of Depot and Cottage streets in Gobles.
A resident who lives next to the Journey Family Church, 313 Depot St., reported being woken up by a pickup truck crashing into the church.
Deputies said the truck was a 2000 Chevy Silverado, and it caused a significant amount of damage to the church.
The driver of the truck was not around but police were able to track down the registered owner, a 35-year-old man from Gobles, at a residence in the city.
When officers approached the man, later identified as Ketchum, he denied driving the truck, was intoxicated and uncooperative with investigators, according to a news release. He was then arrested at this residence.
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