Monday, March 30, 2015

Traffic Crash Damages Residence

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office responded to a vehicle into a residence on West Bay Shore Drive this morning.

On March 30th, at 0750hrs, deputies responded to a traffic crash in the 10400blk of West Bay Shore Drive.  Upon arrival they found a 2004 GMC pick up truck that had left the roadway and struck a residence.  An investigation showed the southbound pick up truck lost control leaving the east side of the roadway striking a residence.  The driver, a 57yr old man from Bingham Township was uninjured but the residence sustained heavy damage.

The driver was cited for driving too fast for road conditions.

Wind and Ice/Snow Mix Keep Agency Busy

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office handled a variety of calls for service due to the weather on Sunday.

The strong winds caused power outages and downed trees and power lines.  The Sheriff's Office responded to several weather related calls for service including building alarms, road hazards and traffic accidents.  The calls resulted in no major issues or anyone being injured.

The roads in the County remain very slippery this morning so please use caution when driving.  Hopefully the warmer air moving in will clear up the roads later today.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Arrest Made After a Traffic Crash Investigation

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office arrested a suspect after a traffic crash in Centerville Township.  Deputies responded to Maple City Road near Narlock Road on 3/26/2015, at 2330hrs, on the report of a traffic crash. Upon arrival, deputies found a white SUV off the roadway in the ditch.  The curtain airbags had been deployed and vehicle was damaged from striking a wooden post.  It appeared the vehicle had been westbound on Narlock Road and slid through the intersection leaving the roadway.

While the deputy was at the crash scene a motorist came by stating he had picked up the driver of the vehicle and transported her to a residence.  The deputy went to this residence and made contact with the female driver who showed signs of intoxication.  After an investigation the driver was arrested for operating while intoxicated. She was transported to and lodged at the Leelanau County Jail.

The driver is a 52 year old female from West Bloomfield Michigan.