PLAINFIELD Twp. – Kelly Lee Pollard, 47, Standish, was arrested by Michigan State Police (MSP) troopers on the evening of Feb. 3, in Plainfield Township.
According to documents obtained from the Iosco County Courthouse, troopers were dispatched to a residence on Channels Road, near Esmond Road, for a fight in progress.
Prior to their arrival, authorities say they were advised that the suspect was leaving in a black Buick. The vehicle was observed leaving the residence, and a traffic stop was initiated.
Contact was made with the driver, Pollard, who was subsequently arrested by the MSP for allegedly operating while intoxicated (OWI).
According to police, Pollard was placed in the front seat of an MSP patrol vehicle. As the trooper was walking away from his vehicle, he claims that Pollard kicked the passenger side of the windshield, causing it to shatter.
Pollard allegedly stated that he was trying to get the trooper’s attention to tell him to hurry up, and that he didn’t kick the window very hard.
An MSP sergeant further claims that Pollard had broken windows at the residence from which he had just left, as well.
He was lodged in the Iosco County jail and, in addition to the misdemeanor OWI, is facing one felony count of malicious destruction of fire or police property. The latter is punishable by up to four years in prison and/or fines of $5,000.
Court documents show that Pollard may be subjected to greater penalties, up to 15 years in prison, under the habitual offender-fourth offense notice.
He was convicted in 1996 in Genesee County, for larceny over $100; convicted in 2003 in Caro, for 2nd-degree home invasion; and convicted in 2003, also in Caro, for the offense of Financial Transaction Device-Possession.