2015-05-07 / Courts

Drivers allegedly drunk and drugged

Roundup of Sheriff’s deputy activities

An alleged drunken driver and a drugged driver were arrested in the past week, according to reports supplied to the Enterprise by the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office.

A 23 year-old Lake Leelanau woman who called 911 while driving through Peshawbestown early Sunday morning was later arrested by Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputies.

Dispatchers couldn’t understand what the woman needed and believed that she sounded intoxicated when the first 911 call came in at 4:39 a.m.

She was requesting an officer but it was unclear for what, a report states. The call was disconnected and the caller did not pick up on numerous call back attempts.

Leelanau deputies assisted the Grand Traverse Band Tribal Police when the suspect pulled into a driveway where a deputy was located.

The deputy wrote that he observed that the woman appeared intoxicated. She confirmed calling 911 after being in an argument with her boyfriend but no assault had occurred.

Due to her driving and her intoxicated state, deputies put her through field sobriety tasks. She failed them all and was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.

The suspect was able to post $100 interim bond later in the day.

Last Thursday, April 30, a 25-yearold Empire Township man was arrested after it was reported that he was stuck in a driveway in Kasson Township.

A homeowner called Leelanau Dispatch at 4:25 a.m. to report that a strange vehicle was in her driveway and appeared to be stuck.

Deputies responded and found the suspect passed out behind the wheel. Although the driver had not been drinking, further investigation revealed that he had been smoking marijuana and had taken prescription medication that was prescribed to him.

The man was awakened by deputies and was put through field sobriety tasks due to his intoxicated state. After failing the tasks, he was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Drugs and was taken to Munson Medical Center for a blood test.

The suspect was released on $1,500 personal recognizance bond pending blood test results.

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