Police Arrest Suspect in I-96 Accident

By: John Tramontana
By: John Tramontana

Michigan State Police have taken a 20 year old male into custody after an two vehicle crash on west bound I-96 Friday night.

"The individual that was found to be intoxicated at the scene was arrested last night," said Lt. Joseph Thomas, the Assistant Post Commander in Lansing. "He was arrested for the offense of operating under the influence of liquor and causing serious injury."

The driver's name has not yet been released and neither have the names of the four victims in the other car. One was a 15 year old female who is listed in critical condition in a local hospital.

"Right now we're being informed that she has some serious skull fractures and brain injuries," Lt. Thomas said.

The other three passengers, a 41 year old male, a 15 year old male, and a 14 year old female were treated and released.

The suspect is being held in the Ingham County jail and is under suspicion for having other substances in his body at the time of the accident.

"A blood draw was done and will be sent to the Michigan State Police crime lab and analyzed," Lt. Thomas said. "At that time, we'll be able to determine if in fact he had narcotics in his system as well."

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