Michigan State Police were conducting an investigation pertaining to a driver who had allegedly slid through an intersection, struck a house, and then driven away. And because they just happened to be watching that same intersection, which sits right at the crossroads between Spring Arbor and Concord Townships, they encountered a possible drunk driver.
According to the arresting officer, the driver came speeding down King road at 3:20 in the morning. He showed no signs of stopping for the posted stop sign, or allowing for the wet conditions of the road.
The driver then slammed on his brakes at the last minute and skidded into the intersection, coming to rest right in the middle. It seems that after a moment the driver was ready to drive away from the intersection, continuing on his way, when police intervened.
Troopers, who had been in a nearby yard, ran out and got in front of the car, ordering the driver to stop, which he did. Officers on the scene said that the driver had clearly been drinking, a theory which was supported by the open bottle of alcohol in the car with him.
Police say that the driver, who is a resident of Albion, fought with the officers and was uncooperative during his arrest. As a result, he was arrested not just for drunk driving, but also for resisting or obstructing police.
In addition, when troopers conducted an inventory search of the man’s car, they found about 50 grams of marijuana. This netted him an additional charge of possession with intent to deliver marijuana.
After his DUI arrest, the man was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he will await arraignment on the charges. Until his court hearing, where he will be formally charged, his name will not be released to the public. The troopers say that they believe this driver had nothing to do with the earlier incident where a driver is alleged to have hit a house with their car.
Because the troopers were forced to leave their investigation and handle the arrest of the drunk driver, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office took over the investigation.