SOUTHFIELD, MI – Detroit City Councilman Scott Benson was arrested in Southfield on suspicion of drunk driving over the weekend. Southfield Police received a call regarding a driver slumped over the wheel of their car at a traffic light at 8 Mile near the southbound Southfield Rd. service drive.
Scott Benson who is 44 years old was released from jail at about 10:30 this morning after he was arrested on the Southfield service drive. Officers found him slumped over the wheel of his running 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Sunday evening at about 7:30 p.m. He was held overnight on a $500 bond. Benson’s car was impounded.
Officers got a search warrant for a blood draw, which was taken from the Benson at a local hospital. Southfield police confirm he will be charged with Operating While Intoxicated.
This is the second Detroit City Council member who has had issue with drinking and driving. Detroit City Council president pro tem George Cushingberry Jr. was caught driving with an open container of alcohol and pot in his car in January of 2014.
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