Suspected drunken driver ends up in snow bank

Feb 14, 2014

ELY TOWNSHIP, MI--   A Palmer man was arrested after his pickup got stuck in a snow bank.  

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash Thursday around 11:15 a.m. on County Road 581 in South Ely Township.  A Dodge pickup driven by a 44-year-old man had been southbound when he lost control, hit a mailbox, and ended up in a snow bank.

A passerby called 911 to report the accident, and while waiting for police to arrive suspected the driver had been drinking. 

Deputies found the man behind the wheel of the running truck.  He was arrested for operating while intoxicated and resisting and obstructing. 

Michigan State Police assisted at the scene.