Monthly Archives: February 2016

Judicial Leniency: Probation for Causing Fatal Accident

Lowell Man Gets Probation Instead of Prison In the last few days of 2015, Brian Welch, a 23-year-old from Lowell, pled guilty to causing the death of his girlfriend in a tragic car accident. He didn’t mean to cause a

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Police Say Driver’s BAC was 6 Times Legal Limit

Charges Include Third Offense Operating Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated Earlier in February, a 44-year-old resident of Paw Paw was arrested for going around a police barricade. Deputies had set up a temporary barricade in the street while they dealt with

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Arrested After Wrong Way Chase on I-96

Arresting Officer Says Driver Was Intoxicated Michigan State Police recently arrested a suspected drunk driver in Blackman Township who was not only accused of drinking and driving, but also gave the arresting officer a serious run for his money. It

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Police Waiting on BAC Results

Subpoena Needed to get BAC Results after Accident Just a few days ago, Van Buren County Sheriff’s Detectives were called to the scene of a single vehicle collision in Keeler Township. A concerned citizen noticed a black 1999 Ford Explorer crumpled

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Van Buren County “Super Drunk” Case

A  44-year-old resident of Paw Paw was recently arrested by a Kalamazoo Sheriff’s Deputy while delivering the newspaper. But it wasn’t the fact that he was delivering the paper that caused the deputy to pull him over, rather it was

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Daughter Calls the Cops on Drunk Mother

Police are regularly dispatched to intercept suspected drunk drivers after they receive calls from concerned citizens. Usually, this is because someone passed a wrong-way driver on the highway, or noticed another vehicle weaving in and out of the lane as

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Calhoun County Drunk Driving

Calhoun County Deputy Facing Trial  David J. Bowers, a 34-year-old Calhoun County Deputy was found passed out behind the wheel of his car in December. Now he faces a trial, which has been scheduled for March, 2016.

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Driving with Guns, Methamphetamine and Marijuana

Hillsdale Man Pleads to Lesser Charges If you were to ask Richard Joseph Willard what he had been doing on January 15th, drunk, with a gun and a number of illegal drugs in his car, he will tell you an

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Lower the Legal Alcohol Limit?

For most people on the average day, a .08 BAC (blood alcohol content) is actually pretty common. It represents about one drink per hour, so if you are out for dinner with friends, a few drinks consumed over the course

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Wexford County OWI

The incident took place late on a Wednesday night, shortly before midnight. Several people noticed a vehicle careen into a ditch along the side of the road, and then catch fire. They called 911 to report it, hoping that no

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