Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 24, 2012

Driver charged for downtown crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS
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TRAVERSE CITY — Authorities issued a criminal charge in connection with a downtown traffic crash.

Ryan Patrick Decatur, 21, of Long Lake Township, is charged with a count of operating while intoxicated causing serious injury.

Police said Decatur was going at least 60 mph down Front Street when he slammed into a Cherry Capital Cab in the Union Street intersection at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Two women in the cab were injured. One of them suffered a broken vertebrae, police said.

Decatur was arraigned Tuesday. A preliminary examination is set for Nov. 6.