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Driver In Fatal Crash Released From Jail

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mcintyre algoma fatalGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A West Michigan man suspected of driving the vehicle that killed his passenger over the weekend has been released from jail.

Nicholas McIntyre was booked in the Kent County Jail for operating while intoxicated causing death stemming from an Algoma Township fatal crash on Saturday, November 23 in which his passenger, Bridget Brinkmeier, was killed.

According to Kent County Prosecutor Bill Forsyth, McIntyre was arrested but not formally charged. Forsyth says he was released pending further investigation.  The Prosecutor’s office says it is not unusual in these types of cases as investigators wait for blood test results to return.


Bridget Brinkmeijer

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  • Scherzerfan

    So very sorry for the family's loss. With all the constant warnings about drinking and driving these days, one of the two people should have known better than to get in that vehicle. I am holding out hope that maybe this could have been an accident that was unavoidable, even if he was not drinking. So very sad when they are so young and full of life.

  • MRB

    Preliminary blood test results came back at .02. They were at the West Michigan Beer, Wine & Food Festival with her family and some friends. Bridget was sleeping in the back seat. They were within a mile of home when Nick fell asleep and lost control of the truck. It was an accident. They were high school sweethearts and were to be married on March 22nd.

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