News Release

Drunk Driver dring wrong way on I-94 8/20/19 4808-19

Nature of Incident:

Driving Wrong Way on I-94 Hwy,  OWI,  Fugitive Arrest

Date and Time:

08/20/2019 @ 2148hrs


I94 Hwy from 66 mile marker until 45.8 mile marker

Incident Number:



Ida Bee King B/F 05/30/1972

Warrant Info:

Child Neglect Warrant out of Eaton County $5419.00

Bench Warrant out of 56th Cir Charlotte for fail to appear No Bond


2015 GMC Acadia


Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports that Van Buren County Central Dispatch received multiple 911 calls in regard to a dark colored GMC Acadia traveling west bound in the east bound lane at the 66 mile marker. Multiple officers from several agencies immediately responded to attempt to locate the vehicle. Paw Paw PD and Mattawan PD were the first vehicles to spot the suspect vehicle at the 62 mile marker riding on the median shoulder. They had their over head lights on and were spot lighting the suspect vehicle attempting to get it to pull over. The vehicle continued to travel the wrong way on I-94 hwy until stop sticks were deployed by the Pokagon Tribal Police at the 46.4 mile marker. The suspect vehicle hit 3 of its 4 tires on the stop sticks and eventually came to a stop at the 45.8 mile marker. The driver was found to be operating under the influence of alcohol and had multiple warrants out for her arrest. She was lodged at the Van Buren County Jail with no further incident.

Assisting Agencies:

Paw Paw PD, Mattawan PD, Michigan State Police, Pokagon Tribal Police, Hartford PD

Supervisor Contact:

Please contact the on duty supervisor at 269-657-3101 or Operations Lieutenant Jim Charon at 269-657-2006.

Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department.

Mobile phone users and online users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office by sending a text Tip Soft message by sending a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword VBCTIP from a mobile phone. To submit an online tip, go to and at the top of the homepage follow the directions to submit a tip.

Jim Charon