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Police look for possible link between DUI arrest, body

July 19, 2021 GMT

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 of alcohol.

Al.com 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.