2017-07-13 / Courts

Deputies out ‘yakking’ in Leland Twp.

In Leelanau County 9-1-1 calls regarding cows, pigs and sheep breaking free of their confines and wandering on the roads is a fairly common occurrence.

But the call that came in at about 3:10 a.m. Friday was a yak of a different color.

It was, in fact, a herd of yaks that had gotten out of their fenced-in area on North Manitou Trail near Eagle Highway, according to a report from the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies found 15 of the large animals roaming around, including one very angry bull, according to the report.

Leelanau’s animal control deputy and personnel from Leland Fire also pitched in to help round up the animals.

With the exception of the angry bull, the animals were just enjoying a little freedom, the report said.

After about four hours of coaxing, the yaks were rounded up and back where they belong.

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A 34-year-old Leland man was arrested Friday for super drunken driving after rolling his Mercedes on M-22 near McLeod Road in Leland Township.

Leelanau County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the single vehicle rollover accident at about 1:40 a.m., where they found the 34-year-old had left the scene and was with a family member in a different vehicle in Leland.

An investigation determined the driver was heading south on M-22 in a 1981 Mercedes when he swerved to miss a porcupine in the road. The driver lost control of his vehicle, left the right side of the road and rolled over.

Ambulance personnel checked the driver over and family members took him to Munson Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the crash.

During contact with the driver, deputies determined he had been drinking. After he was treated at Munson, they arrested him on a charge of operating a vehicle with a high blood alcohol content.

He was lodged in the Leelanau County Jail.

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An 18-year-old New York man was injured July 5 after two jet skis collided on Lime Lake in Cleveland Township.

Cedar Area Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident at about 7:40 p.m., finding the 18-year-old had a leg injury.

The investigation being done by the Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol Division has so far determined that the 18-year-old was operating a jet ski near his 14-year-old cousin, who was operating a second jet ski, when the collision took place.

The 18-year-old was transported to Munson for treatment.

An investigation into the incident is on-going.

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