Alleged drunk driver hits church; arrested

Damage left behind at Portage Free Methodist Church. (June 11, 2014)

PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) – A Gobles man was arrested for drunk-driving and crashing his truck into a church.

Portage police responded to the crash in the 1600 block of West Central Avenue just after 2 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police say the 69-year-old man was driving a 2008 Chevy Silverado west on West Central Avenue when it ran off the road and hit the north side of Portage Free Methodist Church before coming to rest against a nearby tree.

(Damage at Portage Free Methodist Church.)
(Damage at Portage Free Methodist Church.)

The driver did not suffer any injuries, but was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Portage Department of Public Safety at 269.329.4567 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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