2018-06-21 / Courts

Booze leads to pair of weekend arrests

Two men were arrested in the county following separate incidents involving alcohol over the weekend.

Shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded to the Suttons Bay Beach on South Shore Drive in reference to a dispute among parties there. Deputies observed as vehicle leaving that area which then attempted to evade the deputy.

The deputy contacted the occupants of the vehicle in the parking lot off Dame Street.

The driver was identified as a 27-year-old man from Kent City.

An investigation determined that a group of individuals, who had a child with them, were involved in an argument at South Shore Beach.

Everyone entered a 2005 Lincoln and attempted to leave the area before law enforcement arrived. The driver was determined to be intoxicated and he was placed under arrest for suspicion of operating while intoxicated, and is lodged in the Leelanau County Jail.

Saturday evening tribal officers were dispatched to Aurora Winery on E. Horn Road to a report of a disorderly person.

The man, there for a wedding reception, attempted to drive away from the establishment, when law enforcement was called.

According to published reports, witnesses stated that the suspect was intoxicated and got into a 2013 white Chevrolet and attempted to drive away.

Apparently, the suspect drove down the winery’s driveway and off the drive, never making it off the property.

The suspect then exited his vehicle and yelled at the employees while throwing water bottles at them.

The man, a 31-year-old from Troy, was placed under arrest for suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was lodged in the Leelanau County Jail.

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