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.