TROY, MI – Officers with the Troy Police Department responded to the Hampton Inn Parking Lot located at 100 W. Big Beaver Road, on October 30th, 2017, at 10:49PM, on report of a white 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was involved in several accidents.
Witnesses report the female driver had been involved in a vehicle crash on Crooks Road near W. Square Lake Road and drove away. She then drove over several medians and struck two parked unattended vehicles. The woman then drove away where she ended up crashing into a tree.
The officers located the vehicle, noting that it had heavy front-end damage. The driver attempted to drive awayby driving over a parking lot island, striking another parked vehicle. Officers ordered the the woman to stop. The officers the woman park the vehicle and slide into the front passenger seat.
The officers spoke with the driver, a 39 year old woman from Troy. The police on scene noted her to be confused, unsteady on her feet, and was slurring her speech. She did admit to having consumed alcohol before she got behind the wheel of her now wrecked SUV.
While the Officers were questioning the female suspect, they came to realize that the woman’s two infant children in the back seat area of her car.
She was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which she did comply with their request. She failed them all. 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.
As authorities looked into the woman’s past history with police, they found that herIt was determined that her State of Michigan Driver’s License was ‘Suspended’ by the Michigan Secretary of State and she
currently had three valid misdemeanor warrants for her arrest for Failing to Appear in Court.
She was charged with Failure to Stop and Identify at an Accident, Child Endangerment – Occupants Less than the Age of 16, Driving While License Suspended – 2nd Offense, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 2nd Offense. She was previously charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol in Madison Heights in 2016.
The children were evaluated by medical personnel where they were found to be unharmed. They were then turned over to their father.