Decatur police look for possible link between DUI arrest, body found

Alabama News

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Police in an Alabama city are working to determine if the discovery of a body in a ditch is related to the arrest of a motorist on a charge of driving under the influence. said that Decatur police responded to a single-car crash shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday. There, police arrested the driver of a car that left the roadway and hit a guardrail.

About 7 a.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to the same area following a report of a body in a ditch. A department statement said there were indications that the body had been struck by a vehicle. An investigation was underway to see if the two incidents were related.

Authorities found a woman’s body in the 100-block of 5th Avenue NW around 7 a.m.

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Chunn pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

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