Traverse City Man Accused of Driving While on Drugs, Leading Deputy on Chase

A Traverse City man faces felony charges after police say they caught him driving while on drugs and leading a deputy on a chase.

It happened around 2:30 Tuesday morning at U.S. 31 and South Airport Road.

The sheriff’s office says a deputy noticed the driver sitting through two green lights.

When the officer approached he found the driver slumped over the wheel.

The deputy banged on the door, waking the man up, but he then took off.

Police caught up and arrested him about a mile down the road, where he admitted to taking drugs.