Police say man who appeared intoxicated crashed stolen AATA vehicle into bookstore this morning
David Jesse | AnnArbor.com
He was transported to the University of Michigan Hospital emergency room following the 6:13 a.m. crash near South State Street and North University Avenue in Ann Arbor, police said.
It isn’t known if he suffered injuries in the crash, but no one else was injured, U-M police spokesperson Diane Brown said.
The 45-year-old driver appeared intoxicated; he’ll be given a blood test for drugs and alcohol according to standard procedure, Brown said. No charges have been filed.
An AATA employee reported the Ford Explorer stolen this morning from the Blake Transit Center on South Fourth Avenue, Brown said. Ann Arbor police put out a description of the vehicle to other agencies and a University of Michigan police officer initially spotted it near the intersection of Packard and South State streets, Ann Arbor police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said.
A U-M officer pursued the driver traveling north on State and tried to stop him, Brown said. The driver crashed into the store and a light pole while trying to avoid another vehicle on State Street, she said.