ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI – On Thursday January 17th, 2019, at approximately 2:54 a.m. the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a wrong way driver on I-196 in Ottawa County headed into Allegan County.
A deputy with the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office did attempt to stop this vehicle which was westbound in the eastbound lane of I-196. The suspect passed this deputy, failing to stop for his lights and siren. Other deputies were able to get to the area and stop the suspect vehicle still traveling the wrong way on I-196.
After investigating this situation it was determined the driver was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. The driver is a 23 year old male who was arrested for operating while intoxicated. His name will not be released until he is arraigned.