Paw Paw teen arrested on intoxicated driving charge twice in less than a week

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By: Jon Zimney jzimney@953mnc.com

A 19-year-old Paw Paw, Mich., man arrested for operating while intoxicated was busted again for the same charge just two days later.

A Van Buren County Sheriff’s deputy pulled over the man at about 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, after he failed to stop at a stop sign at C.R. 665 and 56th Avenue in Anrtwerp Township, according to a news release from the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department. The arrest came two days after he was arrested for operating while intoxicated by Michigan State Police

The man was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, according to the news release. Marijuana and open containers of alcohol were found inside the vehicle.

He was also arrested and convicted of operating while intoxicated in Cass County in May 2014.

The man was arrested on preliminary charges operating while intoxicated second offense, operating a vehicle without insurance, operating a vehicle without a valid license and possession of open intoxicants in a vehicle.

He could only be charged with OWI second offense because he has not been convicted in the arrest on June 10, according to the news release.

Two other passengers in the vehicle on June 12 were also arrested. A 20-year-old Paw Paw man was arrested on preliminary charges of having open toxicants in a vehicle and being a minor in possession of alcohol. A 17-year-old Paw Paw boy was arrested on a preliminary charge of violating probation.

The two men arrested will be identified after they are arraigned, according to the news release.