Sgt. Keith Garvelink of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department said police were first called at 12:38 a.m. Saturday on a possible drunk driver in the area of 14th Avenue and Port Sheldon Road, but were unable to locate him. Thirteen minutes later, police were called again, this time to a McDonald’s restaurant in the 4500 block of 32nd Avenue on a hit and run crash involving the same car.
Garvelink said police located the car near 32nd Avenue and Highland Drive, and attempted to stop the vehicle. The man made several attempts to ram police cars, then struck a business in the area while trying to flee.
“The suspect fled at high speed west on Highland Drive, and lost control due to high speed in the 3500 block,” Garvelink said. “He again attempted to ram police units and did intentionally crash into a marked Ottawa County car.”
The man suffered minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Zeeland Hospital for treatment, Garvelink said. The man was then lodged in the Ottawa County Jail on charges of felonious assault, third-degree fleeing and eluding, controlled substance charges and other charges, Garvelink said.
The incident is still under investigation.