TRAVERSE CITY — City police arrested two people after separate drunken-driving incidents.
Officers arrested a Traverse City man, 37, after he was denied alcohol at Deering's Market on Union Street about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. A clerk wouldn't sell the man alcohol because he appeared intoxicated, and the man walked away after trying to get into a vehicle, police said.
Officers found an apparently intoxicated female in the backseat and the man a short distance away. Police said an investigation revealed the man drove the vehicle to Deering's in an effort to purchase more alcohol.
The man — who had drunken- driving convictions in 1996, 1999 and 2005 — was arrested for drunken driving.
Police arrested another Traverse City man, 24, on Cass Street near downtown about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. An officer saw him "straddling lanes" and driving the wrong way down a one-way alley. He was arrested for drunken driving.