RIVERVIEW — A 30-year-old Riverview man who was speeding in his Mustang past a police officer at 1:25 a.m. May 1 while northbound on Fort Street was arrested for operating while impaired.
The man, who was driving 67 mph in a 50 mph zone, smelled of intoxicants and had bloodshot eyes. There was a can of White Claw hard seltzer in the cupholder, and the man had an unopened can in his coat pocket.
The man and his two female passengers said they had been at a bar in Woodhaven, and had also consumed beer before going there.
The man either failed or refused to attempt multiple field sobriety tests.
A preliminary breath test was administered, and the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.119, one-and-a-half times the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan.
The Mustang was impounded and towed, and the passengers were released at a nearby gas station to await a ride, having refused a courtesy ride from police officers.
The driver was taken to the Riverview police station, where he was booked and held.