A 26-year-old man is awaiting trial following an accident police believe was the result of him driving under the influence, according to local sources. The man faces OWI/DUI charges following a collision involving two Michigan police vehicles. He is currently in custody, being held against $30,000 bail.
Michigan police report the man, who was allegedly driving a vehicle registered to his girlfriend at the time, was traveling southbound when it appeared he lost control of the SUV. Police dashboard cameras recorded the crash, which saw the SUV smash into the center median before striking two separate police cruisers that had been operating with their lights engaged. While the two officers in the vehicles sustained only minor injuries, the force of the impact totalled all three vehicles. One of the two squad cars was brand-new, and its loss constitutes a budgetary hit for the police force.