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Police: Man Drives Car Into Lake, Sleeps In Home

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UNION TWP. (WWJ/AP) - Authorities say a mid-Michigan man drove his car into a lake and entered a nearby home to sleep on a couch.

The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports Friday that Isabella County authorities have charged 30-year-old Jesse Gross of Mount Pleasant with illegal entry and marijuana possession. His bond was set at $10,000.

Sheriff’s officials say they were called to a Union Township home early Thursday after the homeowners found Gross sleeping. Authorities say he went to the home after driving his car into nearby Peas Lake and let himself in after knocking and nobody answered.

The homeowners reported they told him to leave but he refused until they called a cab.

Although Gross admitted to drinking and smelled of alcohol, police could not arrest him for drunk driving because he was not witnessed behind the wheel of the car.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Gross has an attorney. A number wasn’t listed for him.

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