Cyclist injured after being hit by carA 29 year-old Naperville IL man was taken to Munson Medical Center yesterday after being struck by a vehicle. Neil C. Hoffman was riding on the eastbound shoulder of N River Road near N Oak St. in Glen Arbor Township at 5:43 pm when he was struck by a vehicle that turned into him.
The driver, Shirley J. Cheney, 65, of Maple City, told Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies that she was headed west on River Road and was waiting for an eastbound car to clear so she could make a left turn into a private drive. After the vehicle went by, she made the turn but did not see the cyclist and struck him.
Cheney was cited for making an improper turn. Hoffman was transported by Glen Arbor/ Empire EMS for possible injuries.
Two arrested on bench warrantsGrand Traverse Sheriff's Office arrested Danny Merchant on a Friend of the Court bench warrant Thursday morning. Merchant, 52, of Traverse City, was transported to Leelanau County, unable to post $3736 bond. A hearing was held and the bond was reduced to $500 or 30 days served if bond could not be posted.
Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies returned the favor by arresting26 year-old Noodin Shomin of Suttons Bay later in the afternoon in the Village of Northport. Shomin had 5 misdemeanor warrants out of Grand Traverse County and was transported there after being booked in the Leelanau Jail.