KALAMAZOO, MI: On Sunday, October 2, 2016, at approximately 0400 hours officers responded to the area of Douglas and Paterson for an unknown accident. The caller reported that a vehicle had crashed and was upside down. The first arriving officers located one lone male occupant trapped inside the vehicle. The male inside the vehicle had visible injuries however remained conscious and alert as officers utilized the hydraulic tools from the fire engine to pry and cut an opening into the vehicle.
Once there was access into the vehicle, the male was able to maneuver himself away from the back window and out through the opening created. Officers and LIFE paramedics assisted the male into the ambulance where he was taken to Bronson Hospital for further treatment.
Charges are being sought against the 23 year old Kalamazoo resident for Operating While Intoxicated and Driving without a License.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority: Sgt. Gerald Bentley
Date: October 3, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Vernon Coakley, Operations Division, 337-8142