Man Accused of Crashing Car, Trying to Get Woman to Take the Blame

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office say a man tried to convince someone to take the blame for a crash he caused while possibly drunk.

Wednesday night deputies were called to South Maple City Road and East Valley Road in Kasson Township.

The caller said a man was drinking, crashed his car and ran away from the scene.

The sheriff’s office says the driver had called a woman to come pick him up.

When she got there, he told her to stay with the car and to tell police she had been driving.

That man then left the scene.

Deputies later found and arrested him.

We will have the man’s name once he is officially charged.

Deputies say he could face additional charges for violating his probation.