2016-11-10 / Courts

Woman turns angry after phone call; punches man in the face

Except for several car/deer accidents, it was a pretty quiet week for law enforcement personnel in the county.

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office, which provided the following reports, is reminding drivers to be extra cautious as deer are active this time of the year. While dawn and dusk are the busiest times for deer, all times of the day can find deer running into roadways as rut activity is peaking.

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A 34-year-old Suttons Bay man was arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs last Thursday, Nov. 3, after the 9-1-1 dispatch center received complaints about a green Dodge pick-up truck weaving all over the road near Suttons Bay.

Deputies responded to the call at about 5:30 p.m. and soon stopped the pick-up in the Village of Suttons Bay.

The driver allegedly showed several signs of being under the influence and smelled strongly of marijuana, a Sheriff’s Office report said.

The driver allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana after he left work while driving home, the report said.

He was arrested and lodged in jail.

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A 54-year-old woman was arrested for domestic assault on Nov. 2 after punching her husband in the face.

Deputies responded to a call for help at about 9:45 p.m. in the 8400 block of South Maple City Road in Kasson Township

Deputies found a 74-year-old man who was bleeding from an injury to his face.

An investigation showed that the 54-year-old — his wife — had gotten a phone call from a relative. After hanging up the phone, she walked over to her husband, who was sitting on the couch, and punched him in the face, the report stated.

The man was treated at the scene. The woman was taken to a jail cell.

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