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June 27, 2013

Traverse City man's seat belt violation leads to arrest

TRAVERSE CITY — One Traverse City man probably wishes he wore his seat belt.

The 25-year-old was driving down Union Street near Ninth Street on Tuesday at 7:51 p.m. when a Traverse City Police officer stopped him for a seat belt violation. Capt. Brian Heffner said the traffic stop led to an arrest on several outstanding warrants and a drug charge.

“It just kept getting worse the more they talked to this guy,” he said.

The officer first found the driver’s license was suspended — he had a prior driving while license suspended conviction and was placed under arrest on a second offense.

Then further investigation found the driver had five outstanding warrants: three bench warrants out of Traverse City, one bench warrant out of Farmington Hills and a misdemeanor warrant out of St. Joseph. The officer also found a vial full of a white powdery substance in the vehicle’s console before it was towed. A field test was positive for the presence of cocaine.

The man was lodged in the Grand Traverse County jail on pending charges of possession of cocaine, driving while suspended second offense and the five outstanding warrants.

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