By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
TAYLOR — A woman on probation with a previous drunk driving arrest drove to the 23rd District Court the afternoon of March 24 for an appearance while under the influence of alcohol.
A court officer in the lobby detected the odor of alcohol on her during a routine search when she entered the courthouse.
A preliminary breath test was administered and the woman had a blood-alcohol content of 0.193, more than twice the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan.
A judge ordered an immediate review of the courthouse surveillance camera footage, which provided probable cause for the drunken driving arrest.
The woman also had numerous misdemeanor arrest warrants from surrounding jurisdictions.
The woman refused a blood draw, so a search warrant for one was issued and she was transported to Corewell Health Hospital in Taylor for a blood draw. She was then returned to the police station, where she was booked and held.
The father of her children was allowed to retrieve the vehicle the woman drove from the courthouse parking lot.