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Alpena man arrested on 8th drunk driving charge

Submitted by on June 12, 2019 – 5:06 pmNo Comment

An Alpena man with seven prior convictions for drunk driving was picked up again over the weekend.

Two state police troopers were on patrol early Sunday morning, when they saw a man exhibiting signs of intoxication climb onto an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and drive off.

They eventually caught up to the ATV which was parked at a nearby residence.  They also found 46 year-old Elliot Betterly lying on the front porch.

The subsequent investigation revealed Betterly was intoxicated and did not have a valid license.  In addition, he was on probation and has seven prior convictions for operating while intoxicated. 

In addition to drunk driving, Betterly has been charged with operating on a suspended license and habitual offender.  Bond was set at $25,000.

Betterly was sentenced for drunk driving in August of last year, and spent time in prison on the same offense from 2010-2012.