TROY POLICE PATROL: Accidents Happen, Especially if You’re Drunk

POLICE PATROL


Troy-Somerset Gazette

■ A CLUE FOR OFFICERS, MCDONALD’S IS NOT OPEN AT 3:15 A.M. – Officers responded to the area on the report of a subject driving on a flat tire who pulled into the business lot and was in the drive-through lane. The officers located the vehicle, a blue 2018 Ford Fusion, and noted it to have a flat front right tire. The officers observed the driver of the vehicle pull into a parking space, exit the vehicle, and enter another vehicle. The officers approached the vehicle and spoke with the passenger, a 24- year-old male from Troy, and confirmed that he had been driving the parked vehicle. While speaking with him, the officers noted an odor of alcohol emanating from him. When asked, the driver admitted to consuming three to four drinks that contained alcohol approximately two or three hours prior. He was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which he did but the officers noted that he performed poorly. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .179%. He was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense.

■ THIS IS JUST UNLUCKY TIMING – Despite the new law for recreational marijuana, you won’t be allowed to be high behind the wheel. And still, you can’t walk down the street smoking marijuana either. Officers initiated a traffic stop on Stephenson of the driver of a white 2014 Cadillac STS for a traffic violation. The officers spoke with the driver, a 23-year-old female from Royal Oak, and noted an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. When asked, the driver admitted there was marijuana inside the vehicle but stated that it was not hers. The officers searched the vehicle after being given consent to do so and found a container with suspected marijuana inside. She was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana.

■ ACCIDENT HAPPENS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU DRINK – Officers responded to Maple and Crooks just after 1 a.m. on the report of a two-vehicle crash. The officers determined that the driver of a black 2016 Dodge Durango had driven into another vehicle that was stopped for a red traffic signal. The officers spoke with the at-fault driver, a 42-year-old female from Sterling Heights, and noted she was swaying from side to side and her speech was slurred. She stated she was returning from a party and when asked how much alcohol she drank, she replied, “a lot” and admitted she shouldn’t be driving. She was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which she did but the officers noted that she performed poorly. She submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .241%. She was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense.

■ WHAT WAS SHE DOING ON THE ROAD? – Officers initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a blue 2017 Ford Explorer who was driving erratically as it exited I-75 to Adams just after 1:15 a.m. The officers spoke with the driver, a 29-year-old female from Farmington, and noted an odor of alcohol when she spoke. When asked how much alcohol she had consumed, the driver stated “not much” and indicated she was returning from a party in downtown Detroit. She submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .159%. She was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense.

■ REFUSING THE BREATH TEST MAKES GETTING YOUR LICENSE BACK QUITE A HASSLE – Officers initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a white 2011 Subaru Forester who was driving erratically. The officers spoke with the driver, a 31-year-old female from Clarkston, and noted an odor of alcohol emanating from her. When asked, the driver denied consuming any alcohol. The driver was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which she did but the officers noted that she performed poorly. She refused to submit to a Preliminary Breath Test and was arrested. She was transported to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility where she was read her Chemical Test Rights but refused to submit to a breath test. A search warrant for a blood test was drafted and signed by a local magistrate. The search warrant was executed and the driver’s blood was drawn by medical personnel. She was charged with refusal to submit to a preliminary breath test and operating while under the influence of alcohol pending laboratory results.

Note: If you have any information on the aforementioned crimes, or any other offenses, please call the Troy Police Department at 248-524-3477. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call 524-0777.