ELKHART COUNTY – An Edwardsburg man faces drunk driving charges after a one-car crash that could have been a whole lot worse than it was.
Elkhart County police say 41-year-old Michael Strome was heading west on State Line Road west of County Road 11 when he drove his car off the shoulder of the road, then drove back on the road, crossed the centerline and hit two trees.
Police and medics were called to the scene around 11:40 Saturday night.
Strome was taken to South Bend’s Memorial Hospital where Sunday morning he was listed in good condition.
Police say Strome was wearing a seat belt, which may have prevented more serious injuries. He suffered a possible broken jaw, eye and shoulder injuries.
There’s no word what his blood alcohol level was, but the investigating officer says Operating While Intoxicated charges are pending once Strome gets out of the hospital.