2017-05-25 / Courts

Man passed out charged with felony drunk driving


UZZLE UZZLE A 37-year-old Suttons Bay man pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated after a deputy found him passed out in a truck that was stopped in a traffic lane on South Lake Shore Drive in Solon Township, according to a report from 86th District Court.

Brody D. Uzzle, of 222 Adams St., also pleaded guilty to a bond violation, as he had been bonded out on a charge of aggravated domestic violence at the time of Saturday’s arrest, according to reports.

Uzzle pleaded not guilty on May 2 to the domestic violence charge, the report said.

He is currently being held in the Leelanau County Jail on a $50,000 cash/surety bond. If he enters treatment the bond will be amended to a personal recognizance bond, the report said.

Uzzle’s most recent case stems from an incident at about 7:40 p.m. on Saturday in which a deputy allegedly found him passed out in his vehicle near the intersection of South Lake Shore and Schomberg Road.

During an investigation the deputy found a Xanax pill, which was not one of the prescriptions Uzzle told police he currently takes, the report said.

A report from the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office said a number of syringes were also confiscated from Uzzle’s 2000 Chevrolet.

If convicted of the drug possession charge, Uzzle could serve up to two years in prison. Driving while intoxicated is a 93-day misdemeanor.

A probable cause hearing has been set for Uzzle for June 6; a preliminary examination on the charges has been set for June 13.

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