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      Traverse City mayor charged with drunken driving

      <p>Traverse City Mayor Michael Estes has been charged with drunken driving.</p>


      Traverse City Mayor Michael Estes has been charged with drunken driving.


      City police say the 63-year-old mayor was pulled over Wednesday night after an officer saw a vehicle cross the center line and then move into a designated bicycle lane.


      An officer reported a breath test produced a blood alcohol level of 0.12 percent, exceeding the state's threshold of 0.08 percent. Estes was held in the county jail. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports he was released after posting a $100 interim bond.


      Estes' next court appearance is scheduled for November 4th.


      Estes is seeking a second two-year term in the November 5th election. He told the Record-Eagle he "really screwed up" and hasn't decided whether to remain in office or continue his re-election bid

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