Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW — The drive-through employee at a Riverview restaurant called police officers about 3 a.m. April 19 when they came in contact with a drunken driver at their customer window.
The driver, a 32-year-old Southgate man in a silver sport utility vehicle, reportedly drove over parking blocks after exiting the restaurant drive-through to enter the nearby gas station parking lot.
A police officer spotted the driver traveling south in the northbound lanes of Fort Street to re-enter the restaurant drive-through lane, at which time a traffic stop was initiated.
The driver could not locate his driver’s license, was unable to answer questions, and appeared disoriented, with slurred speech.
He failed multiple standard field sobriety test, and refused to take a preliminary breath test, and was taken into custody and housed at the police station.
He agreed to a preliminary breath test at the police station, and he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.21, more than two-and-a-half times the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan.
He was cited for operating while intoxicated and for refusing the initial preliminary breath test.