Alcohol a factor in Chestnut crashPublished 3:41pm Monday, December 17, 2012
Alcohol is a suspected factor in an auto accident on Chestnut Street near South Front Street early Saturday.
Dowagiac Public Safety Director Tom Atkinson reported that around 1:50 a.m. Saturday, a city police officer located the injury accident.
An officer on patrol happened upon Ulises Munoz, 30, still inside his vehicle westbound on Chestnut Street. The vehicle crashed into a tree.
Pride Care Ambulance was called to the scene and took Munoz to Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment of apparent minor injuries.
Multiple witnesses heard the accident, but police arrived before they were able to call and report the crash.
Airbags deployed. A seatbelt appeared to have been worn.
This matter remains under investigation by Dowagiac Police Department.