The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit observed a reckless boater on Crystal Lake at approximately 6:15 p.m. and determined the operator was intoxicated.
Daniele Leigh Mills, 24, of Crystal, was arrested for operating a water vessel while intoxicated.
Marine deputies observed a jet ski drive through the wake of another boat and continue driving very near the deputies’ boat. When summoned to speak with the deputies, Mills had difficulty operating the unit and struck the deputies’ boat.
Mills was determined to be intoxicated. She was taken into custody and lodged at the Montcalm County Jail. She is currently out on a $500 bond.
The Michigan State Police assisted with the investigation. Neither of the boats were damaged.