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Wrong-way driver arrested on I-196; alcohol was believed to be a factor

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ZEELAND TWP., Mich. – A Caledonia man is in custody after driving the wrong way on I-196 Tuesday night.

Deputies received multiple calls of a driver heading west on the eastbound lanes of I-196 near Hudsonville just before midnight.  While on the way to the scene, the 45-year-old wrong-way driver of a Hyundai Santa Fe crashed into a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer near 48th Avenue.

The driver of Hyundai was taken into custody.  Deputies say that alcohol was a factor in the crash.  The driver of the Trailblazer, a 29-year-old Zeeland man, refused treatment.


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