2017-12-14 / Courts

Workers allegedly drinking on job


A MAN WHO was apparently drinking on the job slid off the road and was arrested for drunken driving last week in Bingham Township. A MAN WHO was apparently drinking on the job slid off the road and was arrested for drunken driving last week in Bingham Township. The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 24-year-old Traverse City man for driving drunk after his vehicle slid off the road and into the ditch in Bingham Township.

The incident took place at about 3:50 p.m. last Wednesday, Dec. 6, when deputies responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Spyglass Ridge, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. The caller told 9-1-1 dispatchers that the driver was highly intoxicated, according to the report.

Deputies did an investigation that, sure enough, found the 24-year-old to be drunk, the report said. He apparently was at a job site nearby and was moving his vehicle for snow removal reasons, the report said.

The driver was placed under arrest for suspicion of drunken driving and was lodged in the Leelanau County Jail.

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Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 71-yearold Northport man after an alert citizen called 9-1-1 to report an erratic driver.

At about 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4, dispatchers received a call reporting a black Ford pick-up truck pulling a trailer eastbound on M-204 near Lake Leelanau that was weaving about the roadway, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. The pick-up was located and stopped on North Macksey Road in Suttons Bay Township.

The driver allegedly admitted to deputies that he had been drinking vodka while at his job site that day, according to the report.

After an investigation, the driver was arrested for suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a high blood-alcohol content, the report said.

He was lodged in jail.

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