Traverse City Mayor Michael Estes Arrested After Alleged OWI
Traverse City Mayor Michael Estes has been lodged at the Grand Traverse County Jail after police say he was caught drinking and driving.
According to the Traverse City Police Department, an officer observed a vehicle crossing the center line and proceeding to drive in a designated bike lane on East Eighth Street near Woodmere Avenue around 9 o’clock last night.
Officers stopped the vehicle near the intersection of East Eight Street and Rose Street. Their investigation revealed that the operator of that vehicle was intoxicated and arrested. A subsequent breath test revealed a blood alcohol content of .12.
The Grand Traverse County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed to MI News 26 that the man arrested was Traverse City Mayor Michael Estes. According to police, this was Estes’ first offense.