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Alcohol believed to be factor in crash

An officer responded to a single vehicle crash at 6:53 p.m. Sept. 19, on M-37 Highway near Pifer Highway. Emergency medical responders were first on the scene and suspected alcohol may have been a factor. The officer found an empty bottle of whiskey in the center console of the car. The driver, the car's only occupant, is a 21-year-old from Athens, Mich. He was taken to a Kalamazoo hospital. When the officer made contact with the man at the hospital, the man said “F--- the police,” and refused to give a statement. His blood was drawn for alcohol testing and the investigation is ongoing.

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