Truck driver charged after crashing in a ditch

FORD RIVER TWP. — The name of a semi-truck driver arrested in Ford River Township over the weekend has been released.

Michael Hart, 37, was arrested Saturday after crashing his truck into the ditch off M-35 near the Breezy Point Bar just after 1:30 A.M. He was arraigned Wednesday morning in Delta County District Court.

In addition, a fuel tank on the rig ruptured, spilling around thirty gallons of diesel. The DEQ had to be brought in to clean up the mess.

Hart was charged with operating under the influence of drugs. He’ll appear in court again on January twelfth.