Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW — A 59-year-old Riverview man was arrested for operating while impaired at 12:52 a.m. Nov. 23 following a traffic stop initiated when he was seen speeding and swerving in a 1987 Dodge pickup while driving west on Sibley Road near Shenandoah Drive.
The man’s eyes were bloodshot and glossy and his speech was slurred. He denied drinking and said he was a diabetic. He was unable to provide personal identification or any documentation for the pickup.
The man said he was “trying to get his driver’s license back,” and confirmed that he did not have a registration document for the pickup and the vehicle was not insured.
A record check revealed that the man’s license was revoked, that the Michigan license plate was not valid and that the vehicle was last registered in Maryland.
The man was unable to complete standardized field sobriety tests. A preliminary breath test was administered, and the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.157, nearly twice the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan.
A search of the Law Enforcement Information System then revealed that the man had three prior alcohol violations.
The pickup was then impounded and towed, and the man was taken to Beaumont Hospital, Trenton, for a blood draw, after which he was returned to the Riverview police station, where he was booked and held.