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TC Man Arrested For Second DUI

By Beth Milligan | July 4, 2018

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office arrested a driver on his second DUI after a traffic stop in Elmwood Township Monday.

At 10:12pm, a patrol sergeant on M-22 observed a northbound 1995 Subaru traveling without its headlights on. The Subaru was also intermittently flashing its lights on and off. The sergeant turned and made a traffic stop on the Subaru just north of Crain Hill Road and identified the driver as a 25-year-old Traverse City man.

As the Subaru stopped, the driver exited his vehicle and claimed his headlights were malfunctioning. The sergeant noticed the driver had an ice cream cone and that the ice cream had fallen off the cone and was laying in the driver's seat. The driver also had ice cream dripping down his arm and all over his clothes.

Although the driver denied drinking at first, he eventually admitted he'd consumed alcohol, saying he didn't have more than a few drinks. The driver also admitted "this is not how he usually acts," according to the Sheriff's Office. After an investigation, the driver was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. A roadside breath test indicated the driver had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit.

The driver was lodged in the Leelanau County Jail on a second offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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