TROY POLICE PATROL: These Types of Crimes are a Very Costly Offense

POLICE PATROL


TROY


HIS FUTURE LOOKS VERY EXPENSIVE.
Not only can you expect to pay fines, court costs and face the costs of drug and alcohol testing, just wait until you see your insurance rates. But that didn’t stop this teen in an accident on I-75 at 3:21 a.m. Officer responded to the area on a report of a vehicle crash. The officer located white 2016 GMC Sierra Pick-up Truck blocking the center lane of the freeway with front-end damage. The officer spoke with a subject standing on the side of the freeway, an 18-year-old male from Auburn Hills, who identified himself as the driver who caused the accident. While speaking with the driver, the officer noted an odor of alcohol emanating from him. When asked, the driver admitted to consuming several drinks containing alcohol. The driver was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which he did but the officer noted that he performed poorly. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .13%. He was arrested and while searching the vehicle, an open container of alcohol was found inside that was still approximately ¼ full. He was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, and Transporting an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle.

SOUND FAMILIAR? An Officer had responded to I-75 on a report of a vehicle crash. It was now 4:02 a.m. While assisting with the above traffic accident and arrest at the location, officers observed a white 2011 Ford Econoline Van approaching them that was being driven erratically. The officers were able to get the attention of the driver to stop before colliding with their patrol vehicles and noted the driver to have a blank look. The officers spoke with the driver, a 23-year-old male from Pontiac, and noted an odor of alcohol emanating from him. The officers also noted observing an open container in the center console that was later found to still contain alcohol. The driver 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 .21% – more than twice the legal limit, so twice the fines and penalties. He was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Transporting an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle.

GOOD LUCK GETTING YOUR LICENSE BACK. A witness observed the driver of a silver 2010 Chrysler 300 suddenly veer off the roadway, striking the curb on Maple Road. The witness went to the vehicle to check on the health of the driver, a 21-year-old male from Sterling Heights and had him move over into the passenger seat so that he could drive his vehicle into a nearby parking lot. The responding officer spoke with the driver who denied driving the vehicle, stating his State of Michigan Operator’s License was ‘Suspended’ by the Michigan Secretary of State which was later confirmed. While speaking with the driver, the officer noted an odor of alcohol emanating from him. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .176%. He was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Driving While License Suspended- 2nd or Subsequent Offense.

SHOULD BE DRIVING SAFER ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE. Officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a white 2006 Land Rover Range Rover for a traffic violation on Stephenson Hwy. The officer spoke with the driver, a 48-year-old male from Birmingham, and discovered that his State of Michigan Operator License was ‘Suspended’ by the Michigan Secretary of State. The driver was arrested and while speaking with the front seat passenger (who they might have been allowing to drive the car home), a 36-year-old female from Royal Oak, it was determined that she had a valid Misdemeanor Warrant out of the City of Birmingham and she was arrested as well. While searching her purse, the officer located three loose pills in her purse in which one was later determined to be Amphetamine Salts – a Schedule 2 Narcotic. A mint container in her purse was also found to contain two pills that were later determined to be Amphetamine and Hydrocodone Bitartrate – another Schedule 2 Narcotic. She was charged with Illegal Possession of Synthetic Narcotics.

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