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January 11, 2014

UPDATE: Man takes swing at UPS driver

Man takes swing at UPS driver

TRAVERSE CITY — A Kalkaska man is suspected of rear-ending a United Parcel Service truck and taking a swing at its driver.

The man, 44, was driving a vehicle that struck the UPS truck on Thursday around 4 p.m. on South Long Lake Road in Green Lake Township, said Lt. Brian Giddis from the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department.

The UPS driver told deputies the man took a swing at him before he drove away. The UPS driver was unharmed.

Police found the suspect’s Dodge Neon near the accident scene and tracked a set of footprints into the woods. They found the suspect and his male passenger, 19, two miles away, Giddis said.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, hit and run, assault and providing alcohol to a minor. The younger man was cited for possession of alcohol and released.

The suspect was in the Grand Traverse County jail as of Friday afternoon and had not been arraigned.

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