Late night car race results in crashes, arrests.

October 17, 2017

Late night car race results in crashes, arrests.

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SUMMIT TOWNSHIP — A late night race between two vehicles in southern Mason County has resulted in three people being arrested after both vehicles ended up crashing at separate locations along South Lakeshore Drive Monday evening.

The first crash occurred at Sunset Road and was reported at 11:05 p.m. A 23-year-old Scottville man reportedly lost control of his vehicle while racing another vehicle; the vehicle left the road and rolled over. The driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene and then arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

The second crash was reported at 11:30 p.m. at Meisenheimer Road when a Jeep Wrangler driven by a 25-year-old Shelby woman left the road and struck several trees after the 22-year-old male passenger from Ludington reportedly grabbed the wheel and jerked the vehicle off the road into several trees, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. The passenger was treated at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital for minor injuries, before being transported to jail. Both were charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, first offense. 

Responding to the Sunset Road scene, in addition to the sheriff’s office, was Riverton Township Fire Department and Life EMS ambulance.

Responding to the Meisenheimer Road scene, in addition the sheriff’s office, was Pere Marquette Township Fire Department and Life EMS ambulance.

Ludington Fire Department’s rescue unit was dispatched to both scenes but disregarded while en-route.

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