Drunk driving suspected as cause of Marquette crash

Jan 28, 2013

MARQUETTE, MI--   Police have arrested a Marquette man for drunk driving, following a single-vehicle accident in the city.  

Officers responded to the area of Sugarloaf Avenue and Clark Street Sunday around

5:22 a.m. on a report of an accident.  They located the vehicle with the driver still inside, suffering from facial injuries. 

Officers say the vehicle driven by Brandon Maki, 20, of Marquette failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway, and struck a tree.  Officers discovered evidence that Maki was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Maki was taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment of his injuries.  After treatment police completed sobriety evaluations and lodged Maki in the Marquette County Jail on charges of operating while intoxicated and violation of a restricted driver’s license.