By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW — A 27-year-old Wyandotte man was arrested the night of March 30 for operating under the influence of liquor with a suspended driver’s license and for driving an uninsured vehicle.
A traffic stop was initiated when he was seen driving 51 mph south on Grange Road in a 25-mph zone.
When the man’s name was run through the Law Enforcement Information System, he was found to have several warrants with surrounding agencies and a prior operating while impaired conviction.
The man, who smelled of intoxicants, had bloodshot eyes and his speech was slurred. He admitted to having a drink at a local bar, which he said he had just left.
He failed standardized field sobriety tests. A preliminary breath test was administered, and the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.168, more than twice the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan.
He was taken into custody, and a record search revealed three prior OWIs. His license plate was confiscated and a paper plate was issued, and his vehicle was impounded and towed.
Because the man faced a third-time OWI offense conviction, he consented to a blood draw at a nearby hospital. He was then returned to the police department and held, and his case was turned over to the detective bureau for a possible OWI third offense investigation.