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Sheriff's deputy: Man arrested after crashing own car, taking another vehicle

WHITE LAKE -- A Corsica man was arrested Sunday after leaving the scene of a crash and then taking a different vehicle without the owner's consent. Myles Van Vuuren, 21, rolled his vehicle about seven miles south of White Lake on 374th Avenue and...

WHITE LAKE - A Corsica man was arrested Sunday after leaving the scene of a crash and then taking a different vehicle without the owner's consent.

Myles Van Vuuren, 21, rolled his vehicle about seven miles south of White Lake on 374th Avenue and 259th Avenue, causing significant damage to his Chevrolet Malibu, according to authorities. Van Vuuren was not injured in the crash, which was reported to the Aurora County Sheriff's Office at approximately 1 a.m.

According to Aurora County Sheriff's Deputy Roman Briggs, Van Vuuren then left the scene and took a vehicle at a nearby property. Van Vuuren later returned the vehicle and was arrested for unauthorized operation of a vehicle and charged with failure to report and accident.

Van Vuuren told authorities he swerved into the east ditch while driving southbound on 347th Avenue to avoid an animal in the roadway. Authorities believe alcohol was involved.

The Aurora County Sheriff's Office and White Lake Fire and Ambulance responded to scene.

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