COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The July 4th holiday weekend was very busy around Branch County and it was also apparently a mostly safe 3 day celebration with local law enforcement and public safety agencies reporting no serious traffic accidents or fireworks related injuries. Central Dispatch took 16 calls from folks who had issues or complaints about fireworks, although none on the third, with 6 on the fourth and five each on Saturday and Sunday.
The Branch County Sheriff’s Department Marine Patrol made contact with a total 30 watercraft on Friday and Saturday. Two boaters were booked at the County jail on a charge of operating a boat under the influence. There was only one drunk driving arrest over the weekend.