Drunk driver hits building in Portage

Drunk driver hits building in Portage

There are 14 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Dec 29, 2008, titled Drunk driver hits building in Portage. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A man is in custody after crashing his car into a building. Portage police say around 9 pm Monday, a 58-year-old Portage man crashed into the vacant part of the Sprinkle Mart on Sprinkle Road.

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Rover

AOL

#1 Dec 30, 2008
AA works wonders if you let it. I hope this man is sentenced to the help he needs.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#2 Dec 30, 2008
AA can do nothing if the person himself doesn't want it. All the judge can do is place the normal restrictions on the person as part of his sentence and mandate AA attendance, hoping he will see the light.

“Listen to the Truth, Man.”

Since: Apr 08

Comstock Park

#3 Dec 30, 2008
My thoughts and prayers to the vacant building. I hope it heals in time.
Hi-Val

AOL

#4 Dec 30, 2008
I know the man that did that. He is on the sex offenders list and very homosexual.
Rover

AOL

#5 Dec 30, 2008
Again, AA works wonders if you LET IT. I agree that you must want it, however, I also think that a conviction and sentence is often the only way many people are exposed to this wonderful organization. Hopefully (like you say, Gentle Taz) that he WILL "see the light".

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids, Michigan

#6 Dec 30, 2008
Val, what has him being on the sex offender list and being homosexual got to do with hitting a building.
He has a drinking problem that needs to be tended to.
I take offense as a mother of an imprisoned sex offender to the way you said that. My son is not gay but so what if he was. You are just a very mean person to talk about someone that way.
Rover I agree get him some help.
AA does wonders if they want it to.
Old Rocker

United States

#7 Dec 30, 2008
I swear ocifer, that building jumped right out in front of my car.

It's a good thing it was a building and not another car or pedestrian.

“Go MSU Spartans!”

Since: Oct 08

Kalamazoo, MI

#8 Dec 30, 2008
jomit wrote:
Val, what has him being on the sex offender list and being homosexual got to do with hitting a building.
He has a drinking problem that needs to be tended to.
I take offense as a mother of an imprisoned sex offender to the way you said that. My son is not gay but so what if he was. You are just a very mean person to talk about someone that way.
Rover I agree get him some help.

AA does wonders if they want it to.
It has nothing to do with it Jomit. Think HUMOR. I thought it was pretty funny.
john grand rapids

Encino, CA

#9 Dec 30, 2008
Alright who put the dam building in my way!!!
aaawww shucks

Charlotte, NC

#10 Dec 30, 2008
jomit wrote:
Val, what has him being on the sex offender list and being homosexual got to do with hitting a building.
He has a drinking problem that needs to be tended to.
I take offense as a mother of an imprisoned sex offender to the way you said that. My son is not gay but so what if he was. You are just a very mean person to talk about someone that way.
Rover I agree get him some help.
AA does wonders if they want it to.
It just goes to show that when people are liquored up they do stupid s***. I dont have any tolerance for either offense. I am a victim of sexual abuse and I have a father that is a complete drunk that wants to have me killed. All because he is an alcoholic. Alot of times it goes hand in hand. I just thank god that another innocent person didnt get hurt or killed by his idiotic actions.
Hi-Val

AOL

#11 Dec 30, 2008
It wasnt said to be mean it was said in truth. He was upset because his bf of 5 years left him for another man because he found out " Chris " was on the offenders list. " Chris " was so upset that he hit the building in anger.

Sorry your kid is locked up for sexually abusing someone but thats where all perverts belong
Just a thought

Hastings, MI

#12 Dec 30, 2008
just wondering what kind of car this guy was driving? I work at a fast food joint and was working last night when an older man came through the drive thru with a man (not sure could have been a woman, someone scary though) and had a open beer sitting in his lap just before the time of this accident.
Maddie

Plainwell, MI

#13 Dec 30, 2008
jomit wrote:
Val, what has him being on the sex offender list and being homosexual got to do with hitting a building.
He has a drinking problem that needs to be tended to.
I take offense as a mother of an imprisoned sex offender to the way you said that. My son is not gay but so what if he was. You are just a very mean person to talk about someone that way.
Rover I agree get him some help.
AA does wonders if they want it to.
If you were the VICTIM of a sex offender (pedophile) when you were younger, trust me, you would feel differently. I was and it darn near destroyed me.
I don't feel sorry for your son, sorry. I do feel for you however. I'm sure that is hard for you to take.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.
Peace.
Maddie

Plainwell, MI

#14 Dec 30, 2008
aaawww shucks wrote:
<quoted text>
It just goes to show that when people are liquored up they do stupid s***. I dont have any tolerance for either offense. I am a victim of sexual abuse and I have a father that is a complete drunk that wants to have me killed. All because he is an alcoholic. Alot of times it goes hand in hand. I just thank god that another innocent person didnt get hurt or killed by his idiotic actions.
I agree 100% with your post!!! I have NO SYMPATHY for sexual predators, especially pedophiles. They belong...., well you can imagine what I'm thinking.

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