Suspected drunk driver hits parked cars, damages building

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A suspected drunk driver was arrested after hitting several parked cars and damaging an apartment building in Kalamazoo Wednesday night.

It happened around 10 p.m. in the 4400 block of Clayborne Court near the intersection of Drake Road and Michigan Avenue.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said a witness called authorities after a driver struck several parked cars. The man then tried to drive through a wooded area, hitting several trees.

The vehicle stopped after hitting an apartment building, causing structural damage. A witness went to the vehicle and removed the keys from an open window, police said.

Police found the man lying outside the vehicle with minor injuries. The 29-year-old Kalamazoo man was taken to the hospital for treatment then lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail on operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident charges.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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