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Ontonagon driver hits parked car, arrested for OWI

ONTONAGON, MI-- The Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman for drunk driving, following a two-vehicle accident in Ontonagon Sunday. Officials say it happened around 11:30 p.m. on Houghton Street near Trap Street. A 51-year-old Ontonagon woman apparently crashed into a parked vehicle. She was arrested for operating while intoxicated. The woman remains lodged in the county jail on a $100 bond. No injuries were reported.

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Twenty-six bicycles will be placed outside the police department for inspection. Each bike will be numbered, and bid forms will be placed in the front lobby.

Officers say the bikes are being sold as-is.

Winning bidders will be contacted on Friday so they can pay for and pick up their bikes. 

For more information call 486-4416.

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