Alcohol believed to be factor in early morning hit-and-run crashes.

July 23, 2021

Alcohol believed to be factor in early morning hit-and-run crashes.

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CUSTER — Alcohol is believed to be a factor in two separate hit-and-run crashes — one of which involved an injury — that occurred early Thursday morning, July 22, according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

A report will be forwarded to the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office seeking charges against a 29-year-old Manistee man who allegedly struck a parked vehicle at each scene and left around 1:30 a.m. The first crash occurred on Madison Street south of US 10, and the second crash occurred on First Street near south Main Street, Cole said. 

Other police recent police activity in Mason County includes:

Thursday, July 22, 2021:

  • 7:57 p.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), warrant arrest, 800 block of North Harrison Street, City of Ludington. A 35-year-old Ludington woman was arrested on a Mason County failure to appear warrant.
  • 8 p.m., (Ludington Police Department), a 59-year-old Ludington woman was arrested for methamphetamine possession, ​400 block of East Third Street​, City of Ludington. She was lodged in the Mason County Jail.
  • ​8:58 p.m., (LPD), a 20-year-old Ludington man was arrested on an outstanding failure to appear warrant issued by the 79th District Court for shoplifting, ​900 block of North Emily Street​, City of Ludington. He was lodged in the Mason County Jail.

Friday, July 23, 2021:

  • 12:31 a.m., (Michigan State Police), a 65-year-old Custer man was arrested for assault, 3000 block of East Decker Road, Sherman Township.

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