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Man arrested after US 41 crash

November 13, 2012
By ADELLE WHITEFOOT - Journal Staff Writer (awhitefoot@miningjournal.net) , Journal Ishpeming Bureau

NEGAUNEE - An Ishpeming man was arrested after being involved in a two-vehicle personal injury crash Monday in Negaunee.

The incident occurred around 3 p.m. on the corner of Baldwin Avenue and U.S. 41. A 2003 Ford F-250 driven by a 31-year-old Ishpeming man - who is not being named by The Mining Journal as he has not been arraigned - was headed west on U.S. 41 when he pulled into the left turn lane. The driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic causing a 2006 Buick four-door driven by Robert Morrison of Negaunee to hit him, said Negaunee Police Chief Jay Frusti.

According to Frusti, prior to the crash a report was made to be on the lookout for a drunk driver heading west on U.S. 41. The suspect vehicle was the truck involved in the accident.

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A vehicle crash involving a 2003 F-250 and a 2006 Buick four-door occurred around 3 p.m. Monday at the corner of Baldwin Avenue and U.S. 41 in Negaunee. Police continue to investigate. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)

The Ishpeming man was arrested by Michigan State Police on charges of driving while intoxicated, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and possession of an open container while driving.

The suspect received minor injuries and was treated on the scene. Morrison was not injured in the crash.

Adelle Whitefoot can be reached at 906-486-4401.

 
 

 

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