If this isn’t a reminder to not drink and drive (or simply not be reckless on public roads), we don’t know what is. According to MLive, a 53-year-old Muskegon driver went off the road in his pickup truck and plowed into 13 vehicles at Boulevard Used Cars.
Five of the 13 vehicles have been deemed totaled by the insurance company, while the other eight received significant damage. In total, estimates have reached $250,000 in damage.
“I pulled up (after being notified by police) and was just devastated,” said Business Manager JoAnn Chittenden. “I can’t fathom how fast he was going to launch the car that far. Thank God he didn’t hit someone; cars we can replace.”
Director of Public Safety Jeff Hawke said the man was moving at a high rate of speed when he veered off the road in his Chevrolet Silverado, running head first into a 2013 Cadillac XTS. He managed to push the XTS 20-yards before the vehicles wrapped around the dealerships’ sign.
Shrapnel from the initial impact impacted other parked vehicles while totaling others. Both front tires were ripped from the driver’s Silverado.
The man was taken to North Ottawa Community Hospital and treated for injuries. Upon his release, he was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.