MSP: Man beats up car, arrested for drunk driving

Chad Johnson, 33 of Harbor Springs, was arrested and charged with multiple charges, including operating while intoxicated, after Michigan State Police said he hit his car with a baseball bat. (Photo Courtesy: Michigan State Police)

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Harbor Springs man is facing multiple charges after investigators said he beat up his car.

Michigan State Police was called to investigate a person hitting a car with a baseball bat in a parking lot around 10 p.m. on November 30.

While on their way to the scene, troopers found the car driving on M-119 near Pickerel Lake Road.

Troopers performed a traffic stop and located a baseball bat in the front passenger seat.

According to MSP, the driver, Chad Johnson, 33, showed signs of intoxication and arrested him for operating while intoxicated.

Upon further investigation, troopers learned Johnson was also driving on a suspended license, had an open alcohol container in the car and had more than one previous OWI conviction.

When asked about the baseball bat, Johnson told troopers he hit his car because it was always having problems and he was angry at it.

Johnson was charged with operating while intoxicated third offense, possessing open intoxicants in a motor vehicle, driving while license suspended second offense and habitual offender.

If convicted, Johnson could face up to five years in prison.

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