An equipment violation and excessive speed landed four persons in jail last weekend.
Shortly before 11pm Friday, November 21, Frankenmuth Police Department officers were on routine patrol when they observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Main Street, near Jefferson Street, with no tail lights functioning.
A traffic stop took place near Cass Street. Further investigation revealed the driver, a 23-year-old Kentwood female, had her driver’s license suspended six times. She was also wanted on two outstanding warrants – one for driving with a suspended license from the 65th District Court in St. Johns and one for an assault out of the 61st District Court in Grand Rapids.
Her passenger, a 21-year-old Saginaw female, was the registered owner of the vehicle. A file check determined she had her driver’s license suspended seven times and she had two outstanding warrants from Saginaw County’s 70th District Court – one for driving with a suspended license and one for failing to have a proper license plate.
Neither could post bond and they were lodged in the Saginaw County Jail. The driver will later answer to the 61st and 65th district courts. The car was legally parked and left at the scene.
Shortly after 11pm Saturday, November 22, officers stopped a motorist for speeding, traveling northbound on M-83, at Bradley Road.
The driver, a 20-year-old Saginaw man, possessed a valid license but was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the 70th District Court for possession of marijuana.
His passenger, a 37-year-old Saginaw man, was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the 70th District Court for suspended license.
Neither male could post bond and they were lodged in the Saginaw County Jail. The vehicle was impounded from the scene by Reinert & Bender Auto Repair & Towing.
The FPD will have four officers dedicated to assisting with the annual Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce Holiday Lighting Celebration and Candlewalk. The event will begin at 6pm at the Frankenmuth River Place.
Officers will be on foot patrol to assist with the Riverplace celebration and subsequent candlewalk, from Riverplace to the Chamber Platz.