2017-01-12 / Courts

Sentencing awaits Collins


COLLINS COLLINS A 42-year-old Northport woman has pleaded guilty to two charges of driving on a suspended license, first and second offense.

A charge of drunken driving, third offense — a felony — was dismissed for Crystal M. Collins.

The charges stem from an Aug. 17 incident in which a Leelanau County sheriff’s deputy responded to a call of a disturbance at 11840 E. Camp Haven Road in Leelanau Township. The caller told 9-1-1 dispatchers that his mother had come home intoxicated and had been driving, according to a court report.

Collins was found in the garage of the residence and allegedly admitted that she had been drinking and drove home from a Northport bar.

The charge was dismissed, as no one saw Collins drive and no other evidence that Collins had been driving was found, according to Tristan Chamberlain, assistant prosecutor.

An on site PBT registered .148 percent alcohol content, and a Breathalyzer test done in the Leelanau County Jail registered a result of .11 percent, the report said.

Collins had been charged with driving on a suspended license in a separate incident that took place on Nov. 26 in Bingham Township.

A presentence examination and an alcohol and drug assessment have been ordered for Collins. Her sentencing is set for Jan. 31.

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