Suttons Bay woman hurt in crashA 63 year-old woman was transported to Munson Medical Center after her car left the roadway and hit a tree Thursday. The crash occurred at 12:01pm on S West Bay Shore Drive in Elmwood Township. Leelanau Dispatch received a call from a motorist that the vehicle was being driven erratically, crossing the center line and fog lines for miles before finally crashing.
Thankfully no oncoming traffic was present when Christine J. Huys crossed the centerline and struck a tree. She was transported to Munson Medical Center by Northflight Rescue. A search warrant was obtained by Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies and was executed for a blood sample from Huys due to signs of intoxication. Drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash.
Huys was convicted of Operating with Presence of Drugs after a similar crash on S West Bay Shore in Suttons Bay Township in 2012. Witnesses reported that her vehicle was swerving all over the road, running other vehicles off the road, before it eventually left the roadway and came to rest against some trees.
Investigators from the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office determined that Huys appeared to be under the influence of drugs and obtained a search warrant for a blood sample. The results showed the presence of prescription drugs.
Suttons Bay Township man Tasered then arrestedLeelanau 911 received several calls from both a husband and wife in Suttons Bay Township around midnight last evening. A physical assault was reported by the woman.
Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies responded and spoke to both parties. The 43 year-old man appeared intoxicated and had mood swings from calm to being enraged while prior to investigators arrival.
As deputies tried to interview the man on an outside deck, he began to walk away. He was told to stop and refused to comply with the officer's commands. He was told that he was under arrest but continued to walk away. As deputies laid hands on him to place him under arrest, the man knocked the deputy's hands away and raised his fists in a fighting stance.
The deputy drew his Taser and the suspect began to run away and tried to get into the driver's side of his vehicle. The Taser was activated, struck its mark and the man was taken into custody without further resistance.
The suspect is being held in the Leelanau County jail on charges of Domestic Violence, Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer and Interfering with an Electronic Device.
Maple City man arrested for false police reportA 51 year-old Kasson Township man was arrested at his home Thursday morning by Leelanau County Sheriff's deputies on a Grand Traverse County warrant for Intentional False Report of Child Abuse. He was transported to the Leelanau County jail where he was booked and released after posting bond on the charge.
Shomin arrested in Manistee County on bench warrantRudy Shomin, 22, was arrested in Manistee County yesterday and transported to the Leelanau County jail. He was wanted on a Circuit Court probation violation bench warrant for failing to pay fines and costs stemming from a previous plea to Breaking and Entering.
Shomin is being held on a $2,296 bond, the amount of his unpaid fines and costs.