Landscaping halts drunk Mt. Pleasant man fleeing hit-and-run







A 24-year-old Mt. Pleasant man’s blood alcohol level was more than two times the legal limit when he was arrested Tuesday morning after police say he hit a building in one apartment complex then got his car stuck on landscaping in another.

Mohammed Akbar was arraigned Isabella County on four charges, including operating while intoxicated, operating while intoxicated with a high blood alcohol content —also known as a “super drunk” charge, failure to stop at the scene of accident and failure to report an accident, said Mt. Pleasant Police Public Information Officer Jeff Browne.

Police photos from both scenes

Police were sent to two different calls at about the same time ­­—around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday— within blocks of each other and quickly realized the two might be connected, Browne said.

At the Oxford Apartments complex, a caller reported that a car hit a building and a tree on Canterbury Trail then left.


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A few blocks away at Chase Run Apartments on Isabella another caller reported a damaged car stuck on landscaping rocks, the driver attempting to pull out of the situation.

When officers approached Akbar where he was stuck he smelled of alcohol then failed field sobriety tests and blew a .20 on a Breathalyzer which is 2.5 times the legal driving limit, Browne said.

His car had significant damage and was missing a tire, damage police determined was sustained in the Oxford complex shortly before, where a car sideswiped an apartment building and hit a tree before leaving the parking lot.

Why Akbar was driving from one apartment building to another was unclear, though police believe he may live in one of the complexes, Browne said.

There were no injuries in either incident and Akbar has no previous criminal record, Browne said.

Akbar’s was arrested and arraigned Tuesday; his bond was set at 10 percent of $14,000.

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