By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW — A 32-year-old Brownstown Township man was taken into custody the night of Jan. 21 for operating under the influence of liquor following a traffic stop that was initiated because he was unable to maintain lane control.
A police officer saw the driver cross the left fog line three times, and drift into the center lane twice.
When the police officer approached the driver, he noticed that the man had watery eyes, slurred speech and smelled of intoxicants. The man admitted to drinking prior to driving.
He was unable to complete standardized field sobriety tests. A preliminary breath test was administered, and the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.225, almost three time the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan.
His silver 2008 Jeep Liberty was impounded and towed, and he was taken to the Riverview police station, where he refused to take a second breath test. A search warrant was obtained for a blood draw at Corewell Health Hospital, Trenton, after which he was returned to the Riverview police station, where he was booked and held.