Farm tractor driver arrested for driving while intoxicated

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. – A man who has been arrested twice before for drunk driving was arrested late Friday afternoon for driving a John Deere tractor while intoxicated.

According to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office, deputies saw a full size John Deere tractor driving south on CR 665 near CR 669 around 5 p.m. Friday in Decatur Township.

The tractor was driving in both the southbound and northbound lanes.

Deputies stopped the driver of the tractor for a traffic violation. When they made contact with the driver, deputies smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver.

They asked the driver to submit to sobriety tests, but he refused.

The driver was then taken into custody for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The suspect has been arrested for drunk driving twice before and does not have a valid driver’s license, according to deputies.

He was taken to the Van Buren County Jail and the report was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for review.

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