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12/05/2016

Franke's arrested for OWI and drug charges

ON 12/1/2016 AT APPROXIMATELY 7:11 P.M., THE PLYMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPONDED TO A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 75 BETWEEN HINTON AND MERRILL.  AN ON-SCENE INVESTIGATION FOUND THAT A VEHICLE BEING OPERATED BY ERICK FRANKE, AGE 34 OF LE MARS, WAS TRAVELING NORTH ON HIGHWAY 75.  ERIC FRANKE LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND IT LEFT THE ROADWAY AND DROVE ONTO THE SHOULDER OF HIGHWAY 75 NORTH BOUND.  HIS VEHICLE THEN STRUCK A VEHICLE ON THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD THAT WAS OCCUPIED BY AN ADULT FEMALE AND HER TWO YEAR OLD DAUGHTER.  THE VEHICLE ON THE SHOULDER HAD RUN OUT OF GAS AND WAS OFF OF THE TRAVELED PORTION OF THE ROAD WITH THE HAZARD LIGHTS RUNNING. 

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE INVESTIGATION, ERIC FRANKE WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST FOR OWI 1ST OFFENSE, DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED, POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, FAILURE TO CONTROL VEHICLE, AND NO INSURANCE.  A PASSENGER IN HIS VEHICLE, AARON FRANKE, AGE 37 OF LE MARS, WAS ALSO PLACED UNDER ARREST FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.  BOTH INDIVIDUALS WERE BOOKED INTO THE PLYMOUTH COUNTY JAIL. 

 
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