Driver arrested after Holland man hit, critically injured

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — A Holland man is in critical condition after he was hit by a suspected drunk driver during a walk.

It happened around 12:21 a.m. Saturday on southbound Homestead Avenue in Holland.

Capt. Robert Buursma with the Holland Department of Public Safety confirmed several people were walking with the man when a car hit him. The impact of the crash threw the man into the roadway, knocking him unconscious, police said.

The 32-year-old victim was flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital where he was still listed in critical condition Sunday evening, according to investigators.

Officers said the 26-year-old driver was arrested at the scene. However, police said he drove to his home nearby, walked back to the scene and reportedly started to fight with witnesses who were with the victim before the crash.

The driver is facing a charge of operating while intoxicated causing serious impairment of a bodily function. Authorities are withholding his name until he is formally charged in the case.