Teen accused of hitting elderly woman while driving drunk

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ISABELLA COUNTY, Mich. — An elderly woman was injured by a teenager who was driving drunk in Union Township on Saturday.

At 5:57 a.m. Saturday, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department deputies were dispatched to Joseph Drive near Bamber Drive in Union Township for a report of an elderly woman who had been found in the roadway bleeding and semi-conscious. Deputies determined the elderly woman had been hit by a vehicle.

Deputies later found a vehicle in the nearby subdivision that appeared to have recent damage to the front end. As deputies continued to investigate the matter, they were able to find a 19-year-old girl at the home where the vehicle was found. She was intoxicated and was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol, police said.

The girl’s vehicle — a 2005 Buick — was confiscated as evidence and throughout the day deputies obtained search warrants for the vehicle and electronic devices. Later in the afternoon a detective sergeant interviewed the teen, who admitted to hitting the elderly woman with her vehicle that morning.

The elderly women had obvious head injuries. She was taken to McLaren Central Michigan Hospital in Mount Pleasant but has since been transferred and her current condition is not known at this time.

The Isabella County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Mobile Medical Response and Isabella County Central Dispatch.

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