CRIME LOG: Officers stop multiple drunk drivers
The following incidents were among those handled by Mount Pleasant Police Department and Central Michigan University Police Department from Nov. 7 to Nov. 12.
MPPD officers were called at 3:20 a.m. to O'Kelly's Sports Bar and Grill to check on a 19-year-old man sleeping in his car. When officers woke the man up, he was visibly intoxicated. Officers advised the man to call a ride home and not to drive. He refused to get a ride home. Officers once again advised him not to drive home and moved to a different part of the parking lot. A couple of minutes later, officers watched the man leave in his car. Officers pulled him over and made him do a sobriety and breathalyzer test. He failed his sobriety and blew a 0.57. He was lodged in Isabella County Jail.
MPPD officers were called at 11:24 a.m. to E. Palmer Street because a car had driven on top of the sidewalk. When officers arrived, they met with a 21-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man. The man told police he and the woman were arguing because she did not go look at a car that he found for her. The car had sold before either could go look at it. He became upset and jerked the wheel while she was driving. No injuries were received. The situation was turned over to the prosecutor's office.
CMUPD officers were called at 1 a.m. to Lot 63. An 18-year-old woman told officers $50 was stolen from her car. Surveillance video showed three unidentified people searching unlocked cars in the parking lot. There are no leads at this time.
MPPD was called at 5:13 p.m. to E. Bennett Street for a stolen bike. The owner, a 27-year-old man, said he came outside and did not see the bike. There are currently no leads. The total estimated loss is $200.
CMUPD was called at 11:53 p.m. to Lot 62 for a possible drunk driver. When police arrived, they met with a 53-year-old woman, a 48-year-old man and a 22-year-old man inside a parked car. The woman was visibly intoxicated. When officers attempted to get the men and woman out of the car, the 48-year-old man became uncooperative. He grabbed one of the officer's arms and shoved it away. The officer pushed the man back and he fell to the ground. The man did not get injured. Officers were able to calm the man down and sent the group away.
CMUPD officers were called at 7:34 a.m. to Campbell Hall for medical assistance. According to her roommates, a 21-year-old woman was acting strangely and hearing voices after taking a THC tablet. She was taken to the hospital and is recovering.
An MPPD officer was doing community policing at 1:08 a.m. near Wayside when he saw a 34-year-old man place his belongings in a pickup truck. The man then approached the officer and said he did not plan on driving and was waiting for a ride. 15 minutes later the officer watched the pickup truck leave the parking lot. The car was unable to maintain its lane of travel and did not have its tail lights on. The officer pulled the vehicle over and conducted a sobriety test. The man did not pass. His Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was a 0.13. He was lodged in Isabella County Jail.
MPPD officers were on patrol at 10:51 p.m. by S. Fancher Street and E. Gaylord Street when they saw a 36-year-old man fail to maintain his car's lane of travel. He was also going 35 mph in a 25 mph area. When officers pulled him over, he stated he had a few mixed drinks at The Bird earlier that night. He was asked to step out of the car to do a sobriety test, but he lost his balance and fell. He failed the sobriety tests and refused to do a breath test or blood draw. He was arrested for drunk driving and taken to Isabella County Jail.