Deputies: Drunk driver crashes truck into convenience store

Quick Stop drunk driver crash Decatur
A Quick Stop convenience store in Decatur was badly damaged when a pickup truck crashed into the building. (June 29, 2016)

DECATUR, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was arrested after deputies say he drove with a blood alcohol content level nearly four times the legal limit and crashed into a convenience store.

Deputies were called to the Quick Stop convenience store on E. Sherwood Street in Decatur after an alarm was activated just after 2 a.m. Wednesday.

An off-duty officer arrived on scene first and found that a pickup truck had crashed into the front of the store causing extensive damage to the building, according to a release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say the suspect, a 34-year-old man from Bloomingdale, had a BAC of .29 at the time of the crash — nearly four times Michigan’s legal driving limit of .08.

He was arrested and taken to the Van Buren County Jail where he faces a third-offense operating while intoxicated charge.

The suspect’s name has been withheld pending his arraignment.

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