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Two Arrested Over Weekend For Drunk Driving

By Beth Milligan | Oct. 22, 2019

Two drivers were arrested over the weekend for drunk driving in Leelanau County.

On Saturday, a Leelanau County Sheriff's Office deputy patrolling South West Bay Shore Drive near Carter Road stopped a pick-up truck just before midnight for a equipment violation in Elmwood Township. The deputy smelled alcohol on the driver and observed other signs of possible intoxication. After an investigation, the 41-year-old Traverse City man was placed under arrest for suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He was lodged in the Leelanau County Jail.

On Sunday at midnight, the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office arrested a driver after a citizen called in a suspected intoxicated driver in Kasson Township. The citizen followed a Honda SUV northbound on County Road 669 near M-72, calling in to dispatch to state that the vehicle was driving all over the road. A deputy in the area located the car and also observed poor driving. A traffic stop was made on 669 near M-72, and the driver was identified as a 51-year-old Honor woman.

After an investigation, the driver was placed under arrest on suspicion of drunk driving. The driver began to resist arrest and had to be physically restrained and placed into the patrol vehicle. The driver then attempted to kick out the door windows of the cruiser. The driver was re-restrained and transported to the Leelanau County Jail, where she was lodged on expected charges of OWI with a high BAC and resisting and obstructing police. 

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