The mom and her middle-school age daughter were with other family members walking toward the lighthouse shortly at approximately p.m., according to South Haven Area Emergency Services Assistant Fire Chief Tony Marsala.“They turned around and walked back to shore because the waves were getting more intense,” he said.
But the waves caught the mom and her daughter and swept them off the pier and into Lake Michigan, along the lake side of the pier.
The 17-year-old teen from Watervliet was taken to Van Buren County Jail for operating under the influence of drugs, while his 18-year-old passenger was cited and released for possession of marijuana.
Thanks to the quick thinking of two bystanders, a mother and daughter from Jackson are safe and sound after being swept off South Haven's South Pier, earlier today.
We're tired of being looked at as 'Oh, they're going to be a 6-6, 7-5 team and finish in the bottom of the Big 12.' We don't want that anymore.
In questioning the driver they noticed the front seat passenger, an 18-year-old young woman from Lawrence, eating something. The 17-year-old male driver from Watervliet was asked about his marijuana use and admitted to being under the influence of it.
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As deputies arrested the driver for operating under the influence of drugs, a 40-year-old driver glanced over at the traffic stop, and rear-ended a vehicle in front of him, causing the highway to be shut down for nearly 30 minutes until medical and additional law enforcement could arrive.
The 40-year-old man who caused the accident was taken to Bronson Lakeview Hospital to be treated for his injuries.