A 16-year-old Constantine boy sustained serious injuries after the three-wheeler he was driving was struck by a van Saturday afternoon in Constantine Township.
State Police officials said the boy was driving the off-road vehicle in a field, when he excited the field and drove onto Winding River Road and into the path of a westbound van driven by 43-year-old Charles Vanzile of Constantine.
Investigators said the area is heavily wooded and neither person in the accident saw the other before the collision occurred.
Two Kalamazoo residents were treated for minor injuries following a two-vehicle accident Saturday morning in Three Rivers.
Michigan State Police investigators said Gysbertus Greve, age 60 and his wife, Debra, 52, were in a southbound vehicle on U.S. 131 when it slowed for a traffic signal turning red at Millard Street.
A semi-tractor trailer driven by 36-year-old Nathaniel Howell, of Battle Creek, was unable to stop in time and his rig rear-ended the Greve’s minivan. The Greves were treated at Three Rivers Health for minor injuries.
Howell was cited for failure to stop within a safe distance.
A 27-year-old Constantine man was airlifted to a Kalamazoo hospital after the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a car at the intersection of M-60 and U.S. 131.
Michigan State Police investigators said Michael McCuaig was driving south on U.S. 131 when his motorcycle was struck by a car driven east on M-60 by Donald Patch, of Clare County. Investigators said Patch did not stop at the intersection and drove into McCuaig’s motorcycle.
Patch was cited for failure to yield. Alcohol was not a factor in the collision, police said.
An argument between a father and his son resulted in the arrest of a Sturgis man over the weekend.
According to Sturgis police, officers were called around 6 p.m. Friday to the intersection of Ilene and Griffith streets regarding a collision between two vehicles.
Witnesses told police the father and son collided in the roadway and, upon exiting their vehicles, engaged in a heated discussion. As the son drove away, his vehicle struck his father.
Police said the son was arrested after he returned later to his residence. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and assault.
The names and ages of the two men were not disclosed in a department media release.
The Associated Press is reporting that White Pigeon’s police chief and a village police sergeant were drunk after the car in which they were riding rolled off a Branch County road last month.
Chief Lynn “Dutch” Baker and Sgt. William Burgoyne reportedly both had blood- alcohol contents of 0.13 percent after the April 12 incident in Sherwood Township.
A Michigan State Police report says they refused to answer questions at the scene, immediately take breath or field sobriety tests or say who was driving. Troopers, however, believe Burgoyne was driving.
Burgoyne is accused of operating under the influence and transporting open intoxicants. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for June 18.
The two are being represented by attorney Timothy Reed.
A break-in at a Mottville Township gas station was investigated this week by the St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies responded shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday to the 11000 block of U.S. 12 in response to an alarm that was triggered as a result of the break-in.
A department media release did not indicate whether anything was taken from the business.
Meanwhile, the department also this week investigated two larcenies from vehicles in the 25000 block of M-86 in Nottawa Township.
The incident occurred sometime on Monday between 1:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. A car stereo, two pairs of glasses and a credit card were reported stolen.