Kent County deputy hurt in crash caused by alleged drunk driver

A Kent County Deputy is expected to be OK after being struck by a suspected drunk driver.

GREENVILLE, MICH. - Michigan State Police are investigating an early Sunday morning crash involving a Kent County deputy near Greenville.

It happened about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, near the intersection of Podunk Road and 14 Mile in northeast Kent County.

Police say the officer was responding to a hit-and-run crash when a Buick Lacrosse, headed southbound on Podunk, ran the stop sign and struck the deputy's vehicle while he was inside.

The Lacrosse was driven by a 20 year old from Belding.  Both he and the officer were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to MSP, alcohol and speed were factors in this crash. 

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