COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - We’re learning today how busy it was over the Labor Day holiday weekend at the Branch County Jail. A total of 24 people were booked into the jail from Saturday through Monday. The Sheriff’s Department about a month ago adopted a new policy of not releasing information on weekend arrests until Tuesday by which time the alleged offenders have their court arraignments.
Five people were busted on suspicion of drunk driving, including two OUIL accidents with one of those involving a so-called super drunk with a blood alcohol count of point .17 or above. None of the drunk driving crashes or the other collisions on county roadways during the holiday period included any injuries that were serious enough to warrant a news release from the various local public safety departments.