Deputy uses special maneuver to pull over vehicle driven by man suffering medical condition.

April 21, 2022

Deputy uses special maneuver to pull over vehicle driven by man suffering medical condition.

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AMBER TOWNSHIP — A Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputy used special driving tactics Wednesday afternoon to pull over a vehicle that had been erratic on US 10. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, numerous motorists called 911 to report a reckless driver westbound on US 10 near Walhalla in Branch Township.

A deputy located the vehicle westbound on US 10 near Tuttle Road in Custer Township and attempted a traffic stop. The driver, due to a medical condition (which was later discovered) failed to stop, traveling to the area of US 10-31 and Quarterline Road when the deputy successfully deployed a maneuver, bringing the vehicle to a stop, Sheriff Cole said.

Cole said it was discovered that the driver, a 64-year-old Free Soil Township man, had been suffering from a medical condition. He was the lone occupant of the 1996 Mazda pickup and was uninjured. He was transported by Life EMS to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital for evaluation.

“No charges will be sought against the 64-year-old man,” Cole said. 

Scottville Fire Department also assisted at the scene. 

Other police activity for April 20, included: 

  • 10:57 a.m., Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO): Two vehicle crash, no injuries, US 10 and US 31, Amber Township. 
  • 9:14 p.m., MCSO: Car/deer crash, no injuries, US 31 south of Free Soil Road, Free Soil Township. 
  • 9:53 p.m., Ludington Police Dept.: A 66-year-old Ludington man was arrested for domestic assault and battery, 900 block of North Emily Street, City of Ludington. The victim, a 64-year-old Ludington woman, was not injured. The alleged assailant was lodged in the Mason County Jail.

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The police news is a presentation of Lenz-Balder Insurance, offering Auto Owners Insurance, 201 E. Court St., Ludington, 231-845-6279, www.lenzbalderins.com.

AMBER TOWNSHIP — A Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputy used special driving tactics Wednesday afternoon to pull over a vehicle that had been erratic on US 10. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, numerous motorists called 911 to report a reckless driver westbound on US 10 near Walhalla in Branch Township.

A deputy located the vehicle westbound on US 10 near Tuttle Road in Custer Township and attempted a traffic stop. The driver, due to a medical condition (which was later discovered) failed to stop, traveling to the area of US 10-31 and Quarterline Road when the deputy successfully deployed a maneuver, bringing the vehicle to a stop, Sheriff Cole said.

Cole said it was discovered that the driver, a 64-year-old Free Soil Township man, had been suffering from a medical condition. He was the lone occupant of the 1996 Mazda pickup and was uninjured. He was transported by Life EMS to Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital for evaluation.

“No charges will be sought against the 64-year-old man,” Cole said. 

Scottville Fire Department also assisted at the scene. 

Other police activity for April 20, included: 

10:57 a.m., Mason County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO): Two vehicle crash, no injuries, US 10 and US 31, Amber Township. 

9:14 p.m., MCSO: Car/deer crash, no injuries, US 31 south of Free Soil Road, Free Soil Township. 

9:53 p.m., Ludington Police Dept.: A 66-year-old Ludington man was arrested for domestic assault and battery, 900 block of North Emily Street, City of Ludington. The victim, a 64-year-old Ludington woman, was not injured. The alleged assailant was lodged in the Mason County Jail.

Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the generous support of our advertisers and individuals. Three ways to help us: Venmo: @MasonCountyPress; Paypal: MasonCountyPress@gmail.com; Mail a check to PO BOX 21, Scottville, MI 49454. 

This story is copyrighted © 2022, all rights reserved by Media Group 31, LLC, PO Box 21, Scottville, MI 49454. No portion of this story or images may be reproduced in any way, including print or broadcast, without expressed written consent.

As the services of Media Group 31, LLC are news services, the information posted within the sites are archivable for public record and historical posterity. For this reason it is the policy and practice of this company to not delete postings. It is the editor’s discretion to update or edit a story when/if new information becomes available. This may be done by editing the posted story or posting a new “follow-up” story. Media Group 31, LLC or any of its agents have the right to make any changes to this policy. Refer to Use Policy for more information.

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