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Posted on Mon, Jun 24, 2013 : 3:30 p.m.

Driver arrested after joyride on Huron Hills Golf Course

By John Counts

The driver of a pickup truck was arrested after taking a ride on an Ann Arbor golf course Sunday morning, according to police.


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A witness called police around 5:58 a.m. Sunday to report a Ford pickup driving on the greens and causing damage at the Huron Hills Golf Course in the 3300 block of Huron River Drive, according to a release from Ann Arbor police.

Deputies from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office performed a traffic stop on the pickup, the release said. The driver was placed under arrest for malicious destruction of property and turned over to Ann Arbor police.

Further information from Ann Arbor police was not immediately available.

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Tue, Jun 25, 2013 : 12:39 p.m.

I am really pissed off about this. I hope this person is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law


Tue, Jun 25, 2013 : 5:52 p.m.

And forced to pay full damages !


Tue, Jun 25, 2013 : 2:17 a.m.

This is as old as the hills (no pun intended). We used to do this back in high school in the 70's but typically around 2am., when we knew the whole city was asleep and no one would find out. At 6am., dude took a chance. Heck the sun is up by then! I'm curious though. Why did Washtenaw County Sheriff's respond? Did someone call the county wide dispatch and a car from the Sheriff's office was dispatch instead of AAPD? Why? Clearly the golf course is in the city of Ann Arbor. Where were the AAPD patrols? Usually they're right up the road on the curve catching speeders while parked on the sidewalk in the unmarked Dodge Charger catching speeders doing 50 in a 35. But Washtenaw Ave is 40mph?


Tue, Jun 25, 2013 : 1:56 a.m.

No mulligan for this individual. Take the penalty.


Tue, Jun 25, 2013 : 12:48 a.m.

With a little luck the A2 Attorney will sue for lost revenue damages (after the criminal courts convict, fine and lock him up).

Tom Todd

Tue, Jun 25, 2013 : 12:39 a.m.

the rich get better police services then the poor and middle class.


Tue, Jun 25, 2013 : 12:42 p.m.

Huron Hills is about the least expensive golf course in the entire county, it's as egalitarian as they come for golf courses.


Tue, Jun 25, 2013 : 1:21 a.m.

Tom, you do realize this is a city owned golf and not a country club?


Mon, Jun 24, 2013 : 11:22 p.m.

I sure hope they did not do to much damage. this is a nice course to play and in great condition.

Nicholas Urfe

Mon, Jun 24, 2013 : 10:56 p.m.

I am shocked that there was no alcohol involved.

An Arborigine

Mon, Jun 24, 2013 : 10:36 p.m.

Bad idea, but one way to achieve a long, straight drive!


Mon, Jun 24, 2013 : 8:27 p.m.

Clearly, this individual is neither a gentleman or a scholar.


Mon, Jun 24, 2013 : 8:15 p.m.

It's really too bad this kind of thing can't be arranged during live coverage of the Masters and whatnot. I'd pay money to see it.


Mon, Jun 24, 2013 : 8:10 p.m.

A pick up truck? At least he had someplace to keeps his clubs.


Mon, Jun 24, 2013 : 8:04 p.m.

6 in the morning? Sounds like someone was up drinking all night - or someone just wanted to cause some mayhem before going into work? Or most likely - young, unemployed, pick up truck - you figure out the rest!


Mon, Jun 24, 2013 : 7:56 p.m.

Front or back 9? How did he/she think this would go unnoticed? Most of the course is visable from high traffic roads?


Mon, Jun 24, 2013 : 7:55 p.m.

What do you expect? There are no cart paths there!