Attempted robbery suspect arrested for drunk driving following crash.

April 8, 2016
Veltman, with facial injuries following the April 3 crash.

Veltman, with visible facial injuries following the April 3 crash.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

GRANT TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old New Era man accused of the attempted robbery of the Mitt Stop gas station in Shelby last January was arrested for operating with a high blood alcohol content (BAC); bond release violation; and driving while license suspended (DWLS) following a rollover crash on South Oceana Drive, April 3, at 6:15 a.m.

Timothy Lee Veltman, 31, of 5650 Oceana Dr., was arrested by troopers of the Michigan State Police following the wreck. He and a front-seat passenger, who is a 55-year-old New Era man, suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to the police report contained in Veltman’s 78th District Court file.

Following the crash, an off-duty Montague police officer on scene observed two subjects run into the woods nearby, the police report states, and Veltman and the other man were quickly located.

Veltman’s bond was revoked, and he remains lodged in the Oceana County Jail. He is slated to appear in 27th Circuit Court Monday, April 11, for a bond condition violation hearing, according to court staff. A pretrial regarding his newest charges is set for Tuesday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. in 78th District Court.

His final pretrial for the attempted robbery charge is set for May 23.

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