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Gobles man arrested after crashing into a church

PORTAGE, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A 69-year old Gobles man is under arrest on suspicion of drunk driving after crashing into a church and a tree.

Portage Police and Fire units were called out to the 1,600 block of W. Centre Avenue just after 2am.

They say a gray 2008 Chevy Silverado was driving west on W. Centre when it ran off the south side of the road and struck the north side of the Portage Free Methodist Church.

Police on scene tell Newschannel 3 the driver then backed out of the church, put the car in gear, then plowed into the tree.

The driver was not injured but was checked out by ambulance personnel to be sure.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Portage Department of Public Safety at 329-4567 or Silent Observer at 343-2100