Driver accused of hitting construction worker arraigned

IRON MOUNTAIN – A Dickinson County woman was arraigned on charges related to her alleged striking of a construction zone worker with her vehicle on U.S. 2 Thursday morning in Breitung Township.

Michigan State Police at the Iron Mountain post said Andrea Drawski, 34, of Quinnesec was arraigned Friday morning on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious injury and failing to stop and identify at the scene of a personal injury crash.

A preliminary examination on the charges has been scheduled for 10 a.m. CDT July 25 in Dickinson County District Court.

Police said a trooper on patrol entered a construction zone on U.S. 2 near 3rd Street at about 9:40 a.m. Thursday. The trooper noticed a construction worker fall to the ground after being struck be a vehicle, which was traveling west on U.S. 2.

Police said the worker was wearing full reflective gear. The vehicle allegedly attempted to flee the scene and was pursued and stopped by the trooper. Police said Drawski was allegedly driving the vehicle and was stopped and arrested.

Police identified the construction worker as Kenneth Thompson, 54, of downstate Saginaw. Police said he was released from Dickinson County Memorial Hospital after being treated for his injuries.

Troopers were assisted by the Iron Mountain Police Department and advanced crash investigators from the Iron Mountain post.

John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206. His email address is jpepin@miningjournal.net.