TRAVERSE CITY — A Northwestern Michigan College student was arrested after he caused damage to a vehicle on campus.

Traverse City Police Captain Jim Bussell said officers were dispatched to the Chestnut parking lot near the West Hall Innovation Center and East Hall at 2:13 a.m. Wednesday to assist a security guard.

Upon arrival, officers met with the security guard and an 18-year-old man who said he mistakenly got in the wrong car, a silver Jeep Commander, and began to have a panic attack when the vehicle would not start. The man, who drives a red BMW, then began to break things in the car and broke the windshield, injuring himself in the process.

The man had blood on his hands and his shorts. Blood was also found inside the Jeep, along with his iPhone, student ID and glasses. Officers conducted a preliminary breath test and found the man's blood-alcohol level to be .153.

He was arrested for malicious destruction of property and for being a minor in possession of alcohol. He was transported to Grand Traverse County jail.

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