HOUGHTON LAKE, Mich. – When police stopped a man for traveling the wrong way on a freeway in Houghton Lake on Sunday, the driver told troopers he was drinking whiskey as he drove home.
According to Michigan State Police, the 64-year-old man was driving back to Lincoln Park from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He told police he had been drinking until he was stopped by troopers about 7:20 p.m.
Police received several calls about the man before stopping him. According to police, he was seen driving north erratically on southbound US-127.
Troopers were able to locate him when he got off on the eastbound M-55 ramp. He was stopped while leaving a Sunoco gas station in Houghton Lake.
The man had a blood alcohol content level three times the legal limit, police said.