Suspect arrested after leaving the scene

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 At 2:08 AM, Officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle off the road near the intersection of South and New Ludlow Rd. When the officer arrived a suspect fled on foot into the woods. Additional officers were called to the scene.   Granby's K-9 unit tracked the individual to the area of the Westover Golf Course. Officers from  Granby, South Hadley, Ludlow, and The Massachusetts State Police searched the area of the Westover Golf Course. During the search the suspects wallet was found. Due to a minor injury to Granby's K-9 a second K-9 from the State Police was also deployed. At 6:30 AM  the suspect, Anthony G. Champagne of 85 Hitchcock Street, Holyoke, age 23, was located and arrested. He has been charged with Operating Under the influence of alcohol, Leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to submit to a police officer, and failure to stay within marked lanes. He was transported to Holyoke Hospital to be treated for exposure. Sgt. Kevin O'Grady, Ptl. James White, Ptl. Steve Marion, and Ptl. Kurt Carpenter and his K-9 Ralph, participated in the incident. 

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