In Michigan
5:43 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

Summer police patrols to go up on Au Sable River

LANSING, MI –

Bad behavior along the Au Sable River in Michigan's northeast Lower Peninsula has prompted the state to increase local police patrols on the waterway throughout the
summer.

Michigan's Department of Natural Resources and Environment says more littering, obscene conduct, alcohol violations, disorderly behavior and drug use have been reported.

The agency says that follows an increase in the number of people using the river, which is designated a National Wild and Scenic River.

The Au Sable is in the Huron-Manistee National Forest, about 180 miles northwest of Detroit.