Four People Injured After Intoxicated Driver Crashed Into Patrol Vehicle In Charlevoix County

A trooper from the Michigan State Police Gaylord Post was driving a prisoner to the Charlevoix County Jail on Friday night, when a vehicle crossed the centerline and into the path of the patrol vehicle.

The trooper made an evasive maneuver to avoid a head on collision.

The other vehicle, a blue minivan, hit the patrol vehicle.

The driver of the minivan, a 42-year-old Charlevoix man, was taken to the hospital and later jail.

His 11-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital with a broken ankle.

The trooper and his passenger were both taken to the hospital for injuries and have since been released.

The crash is still under investigation, but troopers say they believe drugs are a factor in the crash.

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