Local law enforcement works to eliminate drunk driving from Holt's streets

By Anna Shaffer
Holt Journal Staff Reporter

In Holt, like many other towns in all over the country, driving while intoxicated is a problem. A problem local Ingham County Delhi Division sheriff’s deputies are working hard to eliminate. Although there has not been an increase in the number of operating while impaired (OWI) arrests in Holt over the years, it is still a number Lt. Dennis Hull would like to see decrease. “Ideally, we would like the number of arrests for intoxicated driving to be zero,” said Hull. According to the 2014 Michigan Annual Drunk Driving Audit distributed by the Michigan Department of State Police Criminal Justice Information Center, Ingham County ranked sixth-highest in the state for number of OWI arrests with 1,093 arrests.

Phone Scams Plaguing Clinton County

By Jack Nissen
Clinton County Chatter

Residents of Clinton County have recently been plagued by a number of phone calls from apparent scammers threatening action for money. Callers claiming to be grandchildren or members of the IRS or Consumer Energy have resorted to utilizing fear or desperation. While members of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has taken measures to help people, it’s proved difficult to reach out to everyone. “These people are very good at what they do,” said County Sheriff Wayne Kangas. “These scammers have become very savvy about who they contact and what they say.”

Kangas said that senior citizens are easier to manipulate in these situations.