2018-05-10 / Courts

Shananaquet sentenced to up to 10 years

A 42-year-old Suttons Bay Township man was sentenced this week in Circuit Court after pleading guilty to third-offense operating under the influence of liquor.

William P. Shananaquet Jr., of 1025 S. West Bay Shore Dr. was sentenced to 16 to 120 months in prison after pleading guilty March 23 to charges stemming from a late-January traffic stop in Bingham Township.

Shananaquet was arrested after a deputy patrolling S. West Bay Shore Drive observed a 2013 brown Chrysler 200 that had been reported as a stolen vehicle.

An investigation determined that Shananaquet, the driver of the car, had consumed intoxicants and was driving with an open contained of alcohol in the vehicle.

Shananaquet’s Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) at the scene registered a .15, according to the police report.

He was charged with third-offense drunk driving and operating with a suspended, revoked or denied license.

His previous drunk driving convictions in 86th District Court were recorded in 2001 and 2010.

Third-offense drunk driving is a 5-year offense. However, Shananaquet’s sentence was enhanced as he was charged as a habitual offender.

He was given credit for 97 days served in jail and ordered to pay state fines and costs of $198.

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