Deputies make multiple OWI arrests over the holiday weekend.

September 6, 2022

Deputies make multiple OWI arrests over the holiday weekend.

1 driver attempts to flee, but crashes and suffers injuries.

Oceana County Sheriff Mast said his deputies made several operating while intoxicated arrests over the Labor Day weekend.

One weekend traffic stop turned into a police chase that resulted in injuries to the fleeing driver after he crashed his vehicle. An OWI charge is pending lab results against the 39-year-old Twin Lake man, said Sheriff Mast.

The incident occurred Friday, Sept. 2, around 11:20 p.m. when a traffic stop for an improper license plate was initiated by a deputy near the Hesperia Wesco convenience store. The suspect vehicle fled at a high rate of speed, and the deputy called off the pursuit after 1.7 miles due to potential danger to other motorists. The deputy later came upon the crash scene on South Maple Island Road in Greenwood Township where “the vehicle rolled over multiple times and struck multiple trees,” said the sheriff. The Hesperia Fire Department responded to the scene to extricate the man from the wreckage with Jaws of Life equipment, and he was transported by Life EMS to an area hospital. 

The man could also face charges of fleeing and eluding, operating without a license, operating without insurance and improper license plate. 

The following is other police activity in Oceana County over the holiday weekend:

Friday, Sept. 2, 2022:

  • 11:05 a.m., (Michigan State Police), a 46-year-old Shelby man was cited or driving while license suspended (DWLS), northbound US 31 near Winston Road, Grant Township. 
  • 1:10 p.m., (MSP), a 36-year-old Muskegon man was cited for operating without insurance following a traffic stop, southbound US 31 near Winston Road, Grant Township.
  • 5:58 p.m., (Oceana County Sheriff’s Office), breaking and entering, set of keys stolen, North Spencer Road, Golden Township.
  • 7:22 p.m., (OCSO), a 37-year-old Holton woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant and a charge of open intoxicants, and a 49-year-old Holton woman was cited for second-offense driving while license revoked and improper registration following a traffic stop, Skeels Road near 180th Avenue, Greenwood Township. A controlled substance possession charge against the 37-year-old woman is pending lab results.
  • 8:51 p.m., (OCSO), a 20-year-old Shelby man was arrested for OWI following a crash, West Silver Lake Road, Golden Township. No one was injured.

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022: 

  • 11:34 a.m., (OCSO), assault by a juvenile suspect, 3600 block of South Oceana Drive, Shelby Township.
  • 11:46 a.m., (OCSO), domestic assault, 600 block of Parasail Drive, Golden Township.
  • 12:10 p.m., (MSP), guard rail damaged, northbound US 31 near Hayes Road, Shelby Township.
  • 1:04 p.m., (OCSO) larceny, 8000 block of East Garfield Road, Newfield Township.
  • 7:39 p.m., (OCSO), a 43-year-old Allendale man was arrested for OWI, West Hazel Road, Golden Township.
  • 9:30 p.m., (MSP), a 29-year-old Pentwater man was arrested on a fugitive warrant, Lincoln Street, City of Hart.
  • 9:43 p.m., (OCSO), a 47-year-old Whitehall man was arrested for OWI causing child endangerment, Tyler Road near 144th Avenue, Elbridge Township.
  • 9:48 p.m., (OCSO), a 39-year-old Lansing man was arrested for OWI, West Taylor Road near 40th Avenue, Golden Township.

Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022:

  • 12:31 a.m., (OCSO), a 22-year-old Hart woman was arrested for OWI and open intoxicants, South Oceana Drive near Cleveland Road, Grant Township.
  • 3:45 a.m., (OCSO), a 24-year-old Dearborn Heights man was arrested for OWI, 56th Avenue near Taylor Road, Golden Township.
  • 11:17 p.m., (OCSO), a 41-year-old Hart man was cited for DWLS, Division Street near Hawley Road, Village of Hesperia.

Monday, Sept. 5, 2022:

  • 8:51 p.m., (OCSO), a 39-year-old Montague man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and on charges of second-offense DWLS and improper license plate, US 31 near Wilke Road, Grant Township.
  • 10:12 p.m., (OCSO), larceny of a 1.5 pounds of ground beef, 5200 block of Skeels Road, Otto Township.

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022:

  • 8:50 a.m., (OCSO), domestic assault, Chapita Hills, Village of Shelby.

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