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Michigan man arrested for third drunken driving offense, police say

Robert Duffitt pulled over in Grayling Township

Robert Duffitt (WDIV)

GRAYLING TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A Michigan man was charged Tuesday with his third drunken driving offense after being pulled over for improper lane use and a license plate violation, state police said.

Robert Duffitt, 42, of Grayling, was pulled over around 9:45 p.m. Oct. 25 on M-72 near South Blue Bear Trail in Grayling Township, according to authorities.

State troopers said Duffitt showed signs of being intoxicated. He failed sobriety tests and was arrested for driving drunk, officials said.

Duffitt was taken to the Crawford County Jail. He was arraigned Tuesday at 46th District Court in Crawford on charges of operating while intoxicated -- third offense and driving with a suspended or revoked license.

The OWI charge is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison, police said. The misdemeanor suspended license charge carries a maximum penalty of 93 days.

Duffitt was released on $7,500 bail. He is scheduled to return to court Nov. 19 for a felony pretrial hearing.


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