Driver of car registered to Duggan gets OWI in northern Michigan

A driver of a car registered to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan was charged with an OWI in northern Michigan.

The incident happened in Benzonia Township Aug. 28 when a 22-year-old man was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated in a car registered to Duggan. The mayor was not in the Mercury Milan at the time.

The driver was pulled over on U.S. 31 in Benzie County, Michigan in the northwest side of the state. The mayor's son Patrick, 23, was inside the car but was not arrested or charged.

The mayor's office released a statement:

"The mayor's 23-year-old son was a passenger in a family vehicle at the time it was pulled over last weekend in Benzie County. This vehicle, which has been in the family since 2010, is registered under the Mayor's name but is not one he personally uses.

"A friend of the mayor's son was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident. The Mayor's son was never accused of any wrongdoing and isn't even mentioned by name in the police report.

"At the time of this incident, Mayor Duggan was in Detroit attending several of the events associated with the Hydrofest."

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