Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW — A 47-year-old Wyandotte man was arrested the afternoon of Dec. 2 for his third operating while impaired offense, which is a felony, after police officers received a report of a black Jeep Gladiator weaving between lanes in the area of Pennsylvania and Grange roads.
Police officers found the vehicle speeding on eastbound Pennsylvania Road near Brookview Drive, and initiated a traffic stop in a nearby parking lot.
The driver, who smelled strongly of intoxicants, initially denied drinking, then admitted to having had “a couple beers.”
He failed multiple standardized field sobriety tests. A preliminary breath test was administered, and the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.241, three times the 0.08 limit for legally drunk in Michigan.
During a search of the vehicle, an open bottle of vodka was found on the passenger seat in a brown paper bag. A second open vodka bottle was found in the back center cupholder.
The man was taken to Corewell Health Hospital in Trenton for a blood draw, and his vehicle was impounded and towed.
His driver’s license was confiscated, and he was held in a cell until sober.