Man Accused of Driving Under the Influence in Stolen City Vehicle

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich (April 9, 2014) – Battle Creek Police say a man was arrested Wednesday for driving around in a stolen city vehicle while intoxicated.

Officers were called to the area of Fountain Street and Capital Avenue around 2:30 p.m., where the driver of a city vehicle told them he’d stopped in the area to check on the progress of a construction project.

After the check, he returned to where he’d parked the vehicle, but it wasn’t there.

As officers were getting details of what the vehicle looked like, a 9-1-1 call came in saying a city vehicle was driving erratically in the area of West Columbia Avenue and South LaVista Boulevard.

Dispatchers advised the 9-1-1 caller the vehicle had just been reported stolen.  The caller was able to keep the vehicle in sight until officers arrived to make a traffic stop.

The male driver of the stolen city vehicle was taken into custody.  Investigators say he’ll likely face charges for the Unlawful Driving Away of an Automobile and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated.

Investigators say the suspect was also wanted on outstanding warrants.

The name of the suspect hasn’t been released pending arraignment.

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