Northern Mich. mayor charged with drunken driving

Traverse City Mayor Michael Estes has been charged with drunken driving.
AP Wire
Oct 25, 2013

City police said the 63-year-old mayor was pulled over Wednesday night after an officer saw a vehicle cross the center line and then move into a designated bicycle lane.

An officer reported a breath test produced a blood-alcohol level of 0.12 percent, exceeding the state's threshold of 0.08 percent. Estes was held in the county jail until he was released after posting a $100 interim bond.

Estes' next court appearance is Nov. 4.

Estes is seeking a second two-year term in the Nov. 5 election. He said he "really screwed up," and hasn't decided whether to remain in office or continue his re-election bid.



In all fairness, Traverse City does have an amazing wine selection.


They do lady, they really do. Michael should have left his vehicle in "Park".

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