South Carolina Man Arrested For Operating With High BAC, Felon in Possession Of Firearm

A man from South Carolina was arrested by the Michigan State Police Gaylord Post on Friday, June 25 for operating with a high blood alcohol content and felon in possession of a firearm.

48-year-old Richard James Morris was arraigned in the 87-A District Court in Otsego County for:

  • One count, operating with a Blood Alcohol Content of .17 or more;
  • One count, felon in possession of a firearm, and;
  • One count, felon in possession of ammunition.

Around 12 a.m. a person called 911 to report a man in a local business establishment who was barely able to walk and believed the man was intoxicated.

Morris was last seen getting in his vehicle and traveling north on N. Center Avenue. Troopers then located the vehicle traveling north on N. Old 27 and a traffic stop was made.

Morris had a suspended Michigan license and a valid South Carolina license.

Troopers say Morris displayed signs of intoxication and sobriety tests were administered.

Once he was placed under arrest, troopers located a 9mm handgun and ammunition inside the vehicle.

Morris’ bond was set at $5,000 cash surety and is scheduled to appear in court again on July 1 at 10 a.m.