Alcohol believed to be a factor in crash.

August 1, 2016

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CUSTER TOWNSHIP — Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a rollover crash that occurred Sunday, July 31 at 1:08 a.m. at Hansen and Custer roads, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

“A 26-year-old Custer man lost control of the vehicle he was driving, went off the road into a ditch and rolled over,” said Cole. “Both he and his 26-year-old passenger from Pensacola Florida were transported to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.”

The men’s names have not yet been released.

Other police activity over the weekend includes:

Friday, July 29, 2016;

  • 11:54 a.m., (MCSO), gas drive-off, $20 in fuel stolen, Wesco, 5600 block of West US 10, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 3:07 p.m., (Ludington Police Department), hit-and-run crash, 100 block of West Ludington Avenue, City of Ludington.
  • 4:48 p.m., (MCSO), motorcycle vs. motorcycle crash, with injuries, Ford Lake Road and Benson Road, Sheridan Township. Two motorcycles were traveling together and collided thinking a vehicle was pulling out in front of them. Both cyclists were treated for non-life threatening injuries and both were cited for no cycle endorsements.
  • 8:29 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, Jebavy Drive and Fountain Road, Hamlin Township.
  • 10:02 p.m., (MCSO), a 20-year-old Custer man was cited for driving while license suspended (DWLS) following a traffic stop, Hansen Road east of Custer Road, Custer Township.
  • 11:26 p.m., (MCSO), a 22-year-old Chicago man was arrested for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop, Washington and Tinkham avenues, City of Ludington.

Saturday, July 30, 2016:

  • 2:01 a.m., (MCSO), a 29-year-old Scottville man was arrested on charges of assault by strangulation and domestic assault following a 911 call from a residence, 5300 block of South Darr Road, Eden Township.
  • 5 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, Pere Marquette Highway and Iris Road, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 11:57 a.m., (LPD), domestic assault, 700 block of Diana Street, City of Ludington.
  • 12:49 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injuries, Sugar Grove and Custer roads, Sherman Township.
  • 1:02 p.m., (MCSO), assist to fire department, 3800 block of Pine View Court, Amber Township.
  • 3:54 p.m., (MCSO), larceny of camera equipment, 1300 block of North Ivanhoe Road, Pere Marquette Township.
  • 9:19 p.m., (LPD), larceny, West Filer Street and South William Street, City of Ludington.
  • 10:01 p.m., (LPD), prowler, 600 block of East Melendy Street, City of Ludington.
  • 10:29 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, minor injuries, US 31 Freeway north of Pere Marquette Highway, Pere Marquette Township.

Sunday, July 31, 2016:

  • 1:28 a.m., (LPD), domestic assault, 300 block of East Dowland Street, City of Ludington.
  • 4:08 p.m., (LPD), malicious destruction of property, 200 block of South James Street, City of Ludington.

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