Police suspect driver was drunk when he crashed car into median on I-96 in Detroit

40-year-old Detroit man taken to hospital with injuries

A March 15, 2022, crash scene on westbound I-96 near Grand River Avenue in Detroit. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Police believe a driver was drunk early Tuesday morning when he crashed his car into the median of I-96 in Detroit, they said.

The crash happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday (March 15) on westbound I-96 near Grand River Avenue, according to authorities.

Officials said a 40-year-old Detroit man was driving a Dodge Caliber when he struck the median. A passenger got out of the car and fled the scene, but the driver remained inside with serious injuries, police said.

Authorities said it was “obvious” that the driver was impaired.

He was taken to Henry Ford Hospital with a broken ankle, bruised ribs and lungs, and facial lacerations, police said.

A blood draw was performed and results are pending, according to authorities.

Police continue to investigate.

You can see aerial video of the scene below.

This is aerial footage of a suspected drunken driving crash scene on March 15, 2022, in the westbound lanes of I-96 at Grand River Avenue in Detroit.

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