Ashley Man Takes Out Mailbox Near Pleasant Lake
By: Beth Swary - Monday, August 7, 2023


PLEASANT LAKE – An Ashley man took out a mailbox and crashed into a ditch in near Pleasant Lake.

The Ashley-Hudson Police Department responded to an incident of a possible intoxicated driver on Saturday, August 5 just before 6:30 p.m.

Deputies overhead a dispatch of a driver who reportedly struck a mailbox.

The vehicle driven by Michael A. Moreno Jr., 33, of Ashley was located as he turned down C.R. 400 W heading south towards Ashley.

Moreno drove into a ditch and officers initiated a traffic stop.

Officers developed probable cause to believe Moreno was operating while intoxicated.

Moreno refused a certified chemical test, but officers were granted a search warrant to have a blood test drawn instead.

Moreno was preliminarily charged with a Level 6 Felony of operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction, a Class A Misdemeanor of operating while intoxicated endangerment, and Class B Misdemeanor leaving the scene of a property damage accident.


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