Driver arrested for OWI after hitting fire hydrant.

December 21, 2020

Driver arrested for OWI after hitting fire hydrant.

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PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 39-year-old Ludington man was arrested for operating while intoxicated after hitting a fire hydrant with the vehicle he was driving and attempting to flee the scene Sunday, Dec. 20, at 1:15 a.m. in the 5400 block of Rasmussen Road, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. He was captured by Mason County sheriff’s deputies a short distance away from the crash scene.

The following is other recent police activity in Mason County:

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020:

– 2:15 a.m., (Mason County Sheriff’s Office), car/deer crash, no injury, Jebavy Drive north of Fisher Raod, Hamlin Township.

– 8 a.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injury, US 10 and Stephens Road, Custer Township.

– 9:17 a.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injury, US 10 east of Wildwood Crossing, Amber Township.

– 9:21 a.m., (Ludington Police Department), ​a 34-year-old Ludington man was arrested for public intoxication, failure to identify to police, and probation violation, Melendy Street and Jackson​ Road, City of Ludington. He was lodged in the Mason County Jail.

– 6:05 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, US 31 freeway north of Oceana Drive, Summit Township.

– 7:13 p.m., (MCSO), a 30-year-old Rapid City, Michigan man was cited for operating without a license following a traffic stop, US 10 and Gordon Road, Amber Township.

– 11:41 p.m., (MCSO), alarm activation, Pere Marquette Township.

Friday, Dec. 18, 2020:

– 12:35 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, US 31 north of Freeman Road, Free Soil Township.

– 1:18 a.m., (MCSO), a 41-year-old Mesick, Michigan man was cited for operating without a license following a traffic stop, Custer and Hansen roads, Custer Township.

– 6:45 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, US 10 west of Gordon Road, Amber Township.

– 2:30 p.m., (MCSO), two-vehicle crash, no injury, Jebavy Drive and US 10, Pere Marquette Township.

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020:

– 3:56 a.m., (MCSO), one-vehicle crash, no injury, Fountain Road east of Stephens Road, Sherman Township.

– 4:49 a.m., (MCSO), assist to Free Soil Fire Department, Michigan Avenue, Village of Free Soil.

– 7:40 a.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Hansen Road west of Stiles Road, Amber Township.

– 7:38 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Stiles Road north of US 10, Amber Township.

– 9:50 p.m., (MCSO), car/deer crash, no injury, Countyline Road west of US 31, Grant Township.

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