Disturbing trend of daytime drunk driving arrests continuesAnother drunk driver was arrested by Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies Thursday which is nothing unusual, other than it was yet another mid-afternoon arrest of a highly intoxicated driver.
A motorist called Leelanau dispatch at 2:18pm to report that they were behind a vehicle driving north on S West Bay Shore Drive near Bingham Road that was swerving all over the road and it was feared would cause a crash. As deputies attempted to get into position to observe and stop the vehicle, it rammed into the rear of another northbound vehicle twice, until that driver pulled over and out of the way near Fort Road. The suspect vehicle continued on and the original caller remained behind the suspect, relaying information to dispatch. The 80 year-old driver of the vehicle which was rammed from the rear was not injured nor her vehicle damaged.
The registration plate on the vehicle showed an address in the Village of Suttons Bay so deputies converged there from the north and south. The suspect was finally located and stopped on Broadway St. near Elm.
The 59 year-old female driver was heavily intoxicated and was unable and unwilling to perform field sobriety tasks. She had a nearly empty bottle of vodka in the vehicle as well. The Suttons Bay woman was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated 3rd or subsequent offense and was taken to jail where she remains until bond is set.
Elmwood Township man arrested for CSC
After a six month investigation by the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office detective division, the Leelanau Prosecutor's Office issued a two count warrant for Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st degree for an Elmwood Township man.
Justin S Hakly, 52, is accused of engaging in sexual activity with an underage child in September and October of 2013 in Elmwood Township. The incident was reported to police in early 2014.
Hakly has been arraigned and bond was set at $250,000/10%, with a preliminary exam set for later in the month. Criminal Sexual Conduct 1st Degree carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.