2017-01-05 / Courts

Exam on drunk driving charges rescheduled

A 42-year-old Northport woman’s preliminary examination on charges of felony drunken driving and driving on a suspended license, second offense, was rescheduled pending medical information requested by 86th District Court.

Crystal M. Collins will next appear in court for that preliminary exam on Jan. 10. She is also scheduled for a status conference on Jan. 10 on a separate charge of driving on a suspended license.

The charges stem from an Aug. 17 incident in which a Leelanau County sheriffs deputy responded to a call of a disturbance at 11840 E. Camp Haven Road in Leelanau Township. The separate charge of suspended driving was for a Nov. 26 incident in Bingham Township.

The caller told 9-1-1 dispatchers that his mother had come home intoxicated and had been driving, according to a court report.

While investigating, the deputy found Collins in the garage of the residence, where she allegedly admitted that she had been drinking and had driven home from a bar in Northport.

A PBT done on site registered .148 percent alcohol content, the report said. After being arrested and taken to jail, a Breathalyzer registered results of .11 percent, the report said.

Collins has previously been convicted of drunken driving in 2005 in 75th District Court and in 2014 in 77th District Court.

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