By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
ALLEN PARK – A drunken 34-year-old Wyandotte man was hospitalized with a head injury Sept. 28 after losing control of his motorcycle on the northbound Southfield Freeway/Van Born ramp.
Police and Fire department rescue personnel were dispatched about 1 a.m. to the freeway ramp following a call from a motorist who came upon the man on the side of the road, lying next to his motorcycle, breathing but not responsive. The man was not wearing a helmet.
When the man regained consciousness in the ambulance at the scene, he told a police officer that he had been drinking vodka earlier. He smelled of intoxicants, and his speech was slurred.
The man had cuts and scrapes on his face, and was bleeding from his ears.
A record check indicated that his license was administratively denied or revoked, and that he did not have a motorcycle endorsement. He had two prior alcohol violations, so the license plate was removed, and a repeated offender paper plate issued.
The motorcycle was impounded, and a seizure and intent to forfeit form initiated.
Due to the man being transported to a hospital for treatment, no field sobriety tests were conducted. A judge authorized a search warrant for a blood draw at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn.