The president of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tribal Council is accused of drunk driving just before election day.
Warren ‘Chris’ Swartz, Jr., is charged with operating while intoxicated, marijuana possession and having an open container.
He’s pleaded not guilty to those charges at his arraignment in Baraga County District Court.
Swartz is free on bond until his pre-trial conference, which is set for 3 weeks from today.
A week ago this past Saturday, State Police from the L’Anse Post pulled Swartz over for what they say was a minor equipment violation with his vehicle.
The charges all came out of that traffic stop.
The KBIC general election is a week from this coming Saturday, and Swartz is actually up for re-election this year.