Alabama police look for possible link between DUI arrest, body found in ditch

Published 11:11 am Monday, July 19, 2021

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 of alcohol. reports 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.