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Ossineke woman charged with OWI, possession of a controlled substance

(Photo Courtesy/Michigan State Police) 33-year-old Kari Ballard of Ossineke was pulled over by MSP troopers on February 3.

Alpena Township, Mich. — Michigan State Police Alpena troopers arrested a 33–year–old Ossineke woman for driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance earlier this month.

Troopers were conducting a traffic stop on us–23 near Cranberry Lane in Alpena Township when a car sped past without slowing down or moving over. That’s when MSP pursued the car and pulled over 33–year–old Kari Ballard.

Following a road side investigation, they arrested Ballard for operating while intoxicated. She was taken to jail where pills suspected to be a controlled substance were discovered on her.

Ballard was formally charged with Operating While Intoxicated, Possession of a Controlled Substance/Analogue, and Operating Without a License. She was arraigned on February 7 and had her pre–trial hearing yesterday.